When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem taken care of as quickly as possible. Niagara Home Services by Enercare can help you do just that so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of a well-tuned air conditioner. Searching for what might be amiss with your air conditioner and if you should 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 notorious 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 don’t know 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 still clean, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become stuck in or build up around the system. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be amiss. 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 out of the ordinary.
Determine the length of the AC cycle
- An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air stays on in a 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 flipping on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an warning of larger 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 bad weather, but if the Niagara Region hasn't had 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 Niagara Home Services by Enercare at 289-273-2229.
Expert HVAC repair technicians at Niagara Home Services by Enercare are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 289-273-2229 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.