Air Conditioner Repair pros discuss troubleshooting tips for your AC.
Air Conditioner Repair
While air conditioners provide homes with the comfort of cool air during hot days, they also have a tendency to break down at the most inconvenient times. Troubleshooting your appliance gives you a better understanding of why your unit is malfunctioning and whether or not a phone call to your local air conditioner repair company is necessary. Below are 3 tips to keep in mind while you are troubleshooting your air conditioner.
A refrigerant leak is not the most obvious air conditioning defect, but if you pay close attention to your unit’s performance, it is possible to spot the malfunction. Ice buildup around your supply line is a clue your unit is suffering form a leak, unfortunately, it can also point to other issues, so your best course of action is to turn your unit off and call a repair company. Another sign that can help you diagnose a refrigerant leak is your air conditioner’s inability to produce cool air. If you’ve turned your unit on and you’ve set the temperature accordingly, and you notice the air coming from the vents does not cool down after 5 minutes, you could be facing a refrigerant leak. When this happens calling a repair company is the safest way for you to determine if you have a leak.
Outdoor Unit Won’t Stop Running
If your outside unit won’t shut down, an infestation of creepy crawlers may have damaged your air conditioner. The type of bugs that are often the culprit in these situations are ants. On a mission for a food source, ants will take up residence in your outside unit. Though, these tiny pests may not seem like they can do significant damage, the opposite is true. Their ability to chew through the tubing and foam housed in your air conditioner can corrupt your units integrity and result in the appliance breaking down. Leaving ant bait around the outside of your unit can attract the bugs and eradicate them from your air conditioner. Once the ants are gone you can assess the amount of destruction done to your appliance and decide whether or not you need to call a professional technician.
Poorly Placed Thermostat
If you’ve noticed you’re air conditioner is turning off before your home is completely cooled, a common error that can occur is the placement of your homes thermostat. Your thermostat regulates the temperature inside your house and signals your air conditioner to turn on or off. Placing the thermostat close to a vent can hinder this process. When cool air is blowing directly on your thermostat, the temperature it reads will not represent the actual temperature of your home. Instead, your thermostat will determine your home is cooler than it is and turn your unit off prematurely. To avoid this issue, your thermostat should be installed in an area that represents the average temperature of your home.
If you have a question about your air conditioner or your unit is in need of repair, please contact us at SoBellas Home Services, where we strive to provide you and your appliance with the best care possible.