Air conditioning systems are one of the most convenient parts of modern life, and most of the time, they don’t require a second thought. However, like all major appliances, the machinery of air conditioner can develop problems, and no matter how large or small those problems are, they can have a huge effect of the comfort of your home and its energy efficiency.
At Black Horse Pike Plumbing & Heating, our New Jersey air conditioning contractors can troubleshoot your air conditioning system to determine exactly what problems its experiencing, and we can provide you with thorough and accurate AC repairs. We’ve also compiled a few of the most common air conditioning problems that homeowners encounter so that you can spot them more easily and know what you should do to solve them:
The Unit Won’t Turn on
If your air conditioner won’t turn on, you should first check to make sure that it’s not simply a problem with your thermostat. Check to make sure that your thermostat is set to the “cooling” position. If you have an automated thermostat, you’ll want to check to make sure that it’s not set to be turned off during this period. Before you call a professional, be sure to check your thermostat.
If your New Jersey home’s thermostat isn’t the problem, your AC may not be receiving power. Check to see if your circuit breaker has tripped. If the breaker trips repeatedly, don’t continue to turn it back on, and call a professional for repairs as soon as possible.
You should always contact a professional to work on any electrical problems because working with your electrical system is extremely dangerous.
The Unit is Blowing Warm Air
If your AC blows warm air, the problem is probably your air filters. In this case, the air conditioning unit is producing cold air, but it isn’t able to properly distribute it through your air ducts. Clean or change your air filters at least once every three months during the cooling season to avoid this.
If your filters have been changed or cleaned, your outdoor unit could be malfunctioning. Call our professionals to have your New Jersey home’s air conditioner inspected.
Your AC Unit is Frozen
A number of things can cause your New Jersey home’s air conditioner to freeze. One of the most common reason is improper air flow, which can cause a multitude of problems with you AC. To ensure proper air flow, you’ll need to 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.