When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem fixed as quickly as possible. Barlow Service Experts can help you do just that so your family can get back to enjoying the feeling of a working air conditioner. Searching for what might be out of whack with your air conditioner and if you would be wise to schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.
- First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are common culprits for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you should change your filters? If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to change them. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in first thing.
Check the air conditioner
- If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the air conditioner itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the housing. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be wrong. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds wrong.
Determine the length of the AC cycle
- An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air runs in one cycle. An air conditioner in proper working condition typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than switching on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an warning of bigger problems that will call for professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
Check your fuse box
- If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in a storm, but if the Wasatch Front region hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more pressing problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Barlow Service Experts at 801-436-8985.
Expert HVAC repair technicians at Barlow are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 801-436-8985 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.