There are countless problems that may occur in your air conditioning unit. Major issues need the help of an expert who offers air conditioning repair. But for minor and simple issues, homeowners need to know how to deal with them.
Air Conditioning Unit Not Working At All
If your air conditioning unit is not working at all or does not turn on automatically when the thermostat signals that there is a need for cooling, there are a few things you can do. First is to check the main electrical panel as well as any secondary circuit panels for a possible blown fuse or tripped breaker. In case you find the issue there, be sure to reset the breaker by switching it off and then turning it on or change the fuse. A central air conditioning unit usually links to a dedicated 240 volt circuit.
In case the breaker continues to trip, there might be a short in the system. It may be in the capacitor, compressor, or the fan motor. You should hire an HVAC contractor to find and solve this problem. You also need to make sure that the thermostat has been set to cool and its setting should be at least three degres below the comfortable room temperature.
Air Conditioning Not Cooling But Running
In case you are hearing your air conditioning unit run but it is not cooling well or at all, be sure nothing is limiting or blocking air flow anywhere in the unit. It could be in the registers, air filters, or the compressor. You also need to check the thermostat and make sure that it is working correctly. If the thermostat has been set to cool and still nothing happens, then you should check the air handler, clear the condensate drain, and check the outdoor compressor.
Air Conditioning Unit Not Blowing Air
If your air conditioning does not go on at all if you set even if you have already set the thermostat to a setting that is cooler than the normal room temperature, you may call an air conditioning contractor to check it out.
Air Conditioner Is Making Noise
Noises in some cases happen in the indoor air handler, the ductwork, or the outdoor compressor. An air handler that has an issue makes grinding, buzzing, and squealing sounds. Meanwhile, the outdoor compressor makes a grinding, humming, or buzzing noise. A noisy ductwork, on the other hand, can make a popping, pinging or rattling sound.
Air Conditioner Doesn’t Turn Off
In case your air conditioning unit does not turn off even if the room temperature has already reached the temperature has been on the thermostat. The problem could be in the thermostat or perhaps the electrical system that is running the outdoor condensing unit. You can use the circuit breaker of the air conditioning system to turn off the unit. However, that should not be your permanent solution because circuit breakers were not make to be used like light switches.
Call Grand Strand Heating and Cooling if you are having problems with your air conditioning system.
Grand Strand Heating And Cooling
Myrtle Beach, SC