Common Air Conditioning Problems
Modern air conditioning systems require—for the most part—fairly little thought. They’ll help you keep your Wisconsin Rapids home comfortable during the summer months, and most of the time, you don’t need to give them a second thought. However, like all major appliances, the machinery of your AC can develop some problems, and no matter how small or large they are, they’ll have a huge effect on how comfortable your home is, and they may even leave you in an unsafe situation.
The professional Wisconsin Rapids HVAC contractors at Tri-City Refrigeration can help you troubleshoot any problems that you encounter with your AC, and we also offer many preventative care services to help you keep the unit in excellent condition and operating efficiently at all times.
There are some air conditioning problems that a homeowner should be able to solve on their own with relative ease, but it’s never a bad idea to call a professional, if only to get their opinion.
Here are a few of the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their AC systems:
The Unit Will Not Turn On
Sometimes, at the beginning of the cooling season, your air conditioner may fail to power on. This is likely due to a simple problem: your thermostat isn’t properly set.
If this is the cause, you can probably resolve the issue easily on your own. Simply check your Wisconsin Rapids home’s thermostat and make sure that it’s in the “cooling” position. If you have an automated thermostat, make sure the timer is not set to be off during this period. If the thermostat needs to be re-calibrated, you will need to call a professional HVAC contractor.
If none of these things solves the problem, your AC may not be receiving any power. Check to see if your circuit breaker has tripped. If the breaker is repeatedly tripping, do not continue to turn it back on, and do not attempt any repairs on your own. You should always contact a professional when you’re experiencing any electrical problems, as working with your electrical system is extremely dangerous.
The Unit is Blowing Warm Air
If your air conditioner blows warm air, it may because of dirty filters. The system is producing cold air, but it’s not able to blow it through your ductwork. Be sure to replace your AC filters at least once every three months during the cooling season.
If the filters have been changed or cleaned, it may be that your outdoor unit is not running. If you find that this is the case, call our Wisconsin Rapids air conditioning professionals for an inspection of your home’s air conditioning system.
Frozen Air Conditioning Unit
A number of problems can cause your Wisconsin Rapids air conditioning system to freeze. One possible cause is improper air flow, which will prevent the AC from working properly. To ensure proper airflow, clean or change your filters regularly, and ensure that the AC’s coils are free of dirt, debris, or other obstructions.
You may be able to clear away some debris on your own, but you should also have a professional clean your ducts regularly.