Common AC Problems in San Antonio

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem taken care of as promptly as possible. San Antonio Air Service Experts can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying life with a working air conditioner. Searching for what might be amiss with your air conditioner and if you might need to schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.

  • Filter first

  • 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 need to change your filters? If you can’t remember 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 not dirty, go outside and have a look at the AC itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged 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 recognize when something looks or sounds wrong.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air runs in one cycle. An air conditioner in good working order typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than turning on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an sign of bigger 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 San Antonio hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more serious problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call San Antonio Air Service Experts at 210-570-9705.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at San Antonio Air Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 210-570-9705 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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