Most home and business owners know next to nothing about central air conditioners—and that’s probably for the best! The truth is that these systems are far more sophisticated than the old window-mounted AC units of past decades. In other words, you shouldn’t be tinkering around with them! Unless you really know what you’re doing, odds are you’ll do more harm than good. Take it from us: you need to call in an HVAC professional when you have a problem with your central air system.
You might not be able to fix it, but if you follow our advice, chances are you can diagnose a problem on your own and explain it to the repair professional. When you need AC repairs in South Florida, Cousin's Air, Inc. is ready to help with fast, reliable services and lasting results!
Problem: Cold Air is Not Coming out of the Vents
When you turn on the air and the room does not cool down, it probably means there’s something wrong with the outside fan.
- The breaker has been tripped and the outside fan is not receiving power.
- The thermostat is on the fritz and is not sending the right signals through the system.
- The wires between the furnace and the thermostat are loose.
- If the unit has a condensate pump, the reservoir may be full.
- Unless your breaker has been tripped and you can reset it by shutting it off and flipping it back on, you will need to call in an HVAC specialist.
Problem: The Outside Fan Is Running, but the Blower Is Not Moving Air Inside
- The blower motor is broken.
- The furnace or air handler control board is on the brink.
- There’s something wrong with the run capacitor.
- The condenser fan motor is the problem.
- All of the above issues must be handled by a trained professional.
Problem: The System Is Providing Some Cooling, but Not Enough
If the indoor space cools down a bit but is clearly not as cool as the thermostat setting, there are several possible culprits.
- The refrigerant charge is much lower than it should be.
- The evaporator coil is out of order.
- The air filter is clogged up, resulting in restricted airflow.
- The blower wheel is dirty and must be cleaned.
- Cleaning and/or replacing a congested air filter can help you solve the problem if reduced airflow is the issue. But all of the other likely causes require professional air conditioner unit repair.
Problem: Your AC Isn’t Working Correctly but You’re Not Sure Why
No matter the brand, model, or type of home cooling system, its maker should offer some form of technical support, which is generally handled over the phone. If the problem is a minor one, the technician on the other end should be able to talk you through a simple repair. For everyday issues, your homeowner’s guide should include simple troubleshooting steps that help your correct problems like tripped breakers or backed up drain lines.
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