Air conditioners have a mind of their own, especially if used on a recurring basis. When issues start cropping up, you may think you need a new unit, but in actuality you may only need air conditioning repairs.
There are a few things that can cause your air conditioner to stop working that may not need the entire unit to be replaced. Here are the first things you should check:
The circuit breaker or fuse box could trip or blow. If this is the case, let the system completely cool down before resetting. If this does not work, it’s time to call a technician.
- Leaks and coils
You may have a refrigerant leak, which will prevent the system from cooling properly. Frozen coils could also be the culprit. Cleaning the air filter on a regular basis and avoid blocking the ductwork to keep things working.
This is a more serious problem. You may have worn parts like a fan blade, compressor or electrical contacts. All these deal with electricity, so if this is the issue, you need a technician to handle the problem.
A faulty thermostat could cause the system to work improperly or make your temperature levels have incorrect readings.
It is best to have preventative maintenance on an annual basis to ensure you won’t have any of these issues. An A/C technician is trained and licensed to spot any problems that could turn into something bigger if not addressed. They will also be able to give you recommendations on the type of upgrades that could save you money over time.
For more information, contact the team at Hoosier Heating and Cooling for an A/C check, consultation or air conditioning repair today!