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Signs You May Be In Need Of An A/C Repair

Some homeowners aren't very knowledgeable about their HVAC systems. Over time as a homeowner you may learn more about these systems, but if you don't have knowledge about your HVAC system - specifically your air conditioning system - you may not know the signs of a potential problem. Read on for signs that your air conditioner may be in need of some repairs and other helpful tips.

Warm House

If your house just doesn't seem very cool, take a look at your thermostat to see what temperature it is set to. Try adjusting the thermostat to see if that helps. It may just be too warm outside and you need to adjust your thermostat to reflect that. On the other hand, if the thermostat adjustment didn't do anything to cool your home, your air conditioner may be in need of some refrigerant. 

A/C Over-Cycling

If your air conditioner is turning on and off over and over again, it means it is over-cycling. If this is happening to your air conditioner, it may be because your system is having a problem keeping up to cool down your home. Your system may be too small for your house. You may be in need of a new system altogether, not just a repair. Talk to a professional a/c repair company to have your system inspected, and then repaired of replaced.

Fan Running Slow

If your outdoor fan is running slow it could cause the refrigerant to not cool and overheat your compressor. If you notice the fan on your system running extremely slowly, turn off your system and inspect the fan and the condensing unit as well to be sure you don't have anything stuck inside the unit. If that wasn't the case, call a professional a/c repair company to have your system repaired.

System Not Turning On

If your air conditioner is not turning on at all, it's a definite sign of a problem. Check the thermostat to be sure it is on and set to cool. Then check the air filter to be sure it isn't clogged and causing your system to not get enough air. A clogged air filter can cause all types of problems to your system, so be sure to remember to change the air filter at least every other month. If the air filter wasn't the issue, call a professional a/c repair company to have your system diagnosed.

Keep an eye out for these signs and have your air conditioner repaired by a professional so you don't end up in the sweltering heat without central air. For more information, contact companies like Air Care Systems.