Summertime is hard on air conditioners. The heat and humidity take their toll, and AC units have to work overtime to keep homes cool and comfortable. As a result, it's not unusual for a system to need repairs during the summer months. Here are the top reasons for air conditioning repairs required over the summer months.
Leaking AC units are one of the most common problems we see during the summer. The good news is that, in most cases, a leaking air conditioner is an easy fix. In fact, it's often something that homeowners can repair themselves.
If your A/C unit is leaking water, the first thing you should do is check the drain pan to see if it's full. If the pan is full, simply empty it and your problem should be solved. If the pan isn't full, then the next step is to check the condensate line for clogs. Clogged lines are another common issue that can cause leaks. To clean a clogged line, simply remove it from the A/C unit and flush it out with water.
If your A/C unit is still leaking after you've checked the drain pan and condensate line, then it's likely that there is a problem with the evaporator coil. This is a more serious issue that will require the help of a professional.
If your A/C unit is blowing warm air, the first thing you should do is check the thermostat to make sure it's set to "cool." If it is, then the next step is to check the air filter. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow and cause the A/C unit to blow warm air. Simply replacing the air filter should solve the problem.
If your air filter is clean and your A/C unit is still blowing warm air, then there may be a problem with the evaporator coil or compressor. These are both more serious issues that will require the help of a professional.
If your A/C unit is making loud, unusual noises, it's probably due to a problem with the compressor. The compressor is the part of the A/C unit that circulates refrigerant. When it's not working properly, it can make all sorts of strange noises.If your A/C unit is making a loud noise, it's best to turn it off and call a professional for help. Trying to repair a compressor yourself can be dangerous and may void your warranty.
If you have an air conditioning unit that is not blowing air correctly, it may be due to a clogged air filter. The first thing you should do is check the air filter and clean or replace it as needed. If the air filter is clean and the unit is still not blowing air correctly, there may be a more serious problem with the unit itself. In this case, you will need to contact a professional for repair.
If your A/C unit is not cooling as well as it should, one possible reason is dirty condenser coils. The condenser coils are responsible for releasing heat from the refrigerant. When they're dirty, they can't do their job properly and the A/C unit will have to work harder to cool your home.
To clean the condenser coils, simply remove them from the A/C unit and rinse them with water. You can also use a brush to remove any stubborn dirt or debris. Once the coils are clean, put them back in place and see if that solves the problem. If not, you may need to contact a professional for further repair.
If your A/C unit won't turn on, the first thing you should do is check the circuit breaker. If the breaker has tripped, simply reset it and see if that solves the problem. If the breaker trips again, there may be a more serious problem with the A/C unit itself and you'll need to contact a professional for help.
Another possible reason why your A/C unit won't turn on is that the thermostat is set to "heat." Be sure to check the thermostat and make sure it's set to "cool" before calling a professional.
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