If you rely on air conditioners most of the year, then we don’t need to tell you how frustrating it can be when they stop working. With how much you might rely on air conditioners, it’s a good idea to know about common problems they have. Even more important is knowing when you should forgo the DIY project and get a professional to inspect your air conditioner. Here are three common problems with air conditioners you should know about.
- Air conditioners that won’t turn on. At some point you might find yourself cranking down the thermostat as low as it will go, but the air conditioner doesn’t seem to be turning on. What should be done when air conditioners simply don’t turn on? The list of potential causes could be many. They include everything from simply changing out the batteries in the thermostat to needing full on repair of the circuit board and wiring. Because the range of problems is so extensive, you should have a certified HVAC inspection by one of our technicians.
- Absence of cool air. Sometimes you can hear air conditioners turning on and running but you might notice that there is very little to no cool air coming through the vents. This is not an uncommon problem with air conditioners. As with an air conditioner that won’t turn on, the causes vary from frozen or dirty filters to tripped circuits and blower belts that have become worn out. It’s best to have air conditioners not blowing cold air inspected.
- Hot air instead of cold air. When you turn on your air conditioner, you’re obviously turning it on to cool off. What could be more irritating than getting hot air instead of cold air? Not much. It might be tempting to think that you just need to add more refrigerant, but it would be worth your time and money to have it professionally looked at.
If you notice that any of your air conditioners are having any of these problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at Air Assault Air Conditioning & Heating.