When the warmer weather hits, you’ll want to make sure your air conditioner is running in tip-top shape to keep you cool and comfortable in your home. What happens when there’s a problem though? Check out these most common issues that occur with air conditioner units and contact Max Comfort Heating & Cooling in Oshawa and Durham Region to schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency repair services.
You Air Conditioner Doesn’t Turn On
When the entire air conditioner isn’t turning on, you might want to panic. However, it could be a simple problem that’s really easy to fix. If your air conditioner won’t turn on, it could be from a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. If that’s the case, all you need to do is replace the fuse or reset the circuit. Your circuit panel should be labeled so you can quickly find a tripped circuit.
If neither of these are the issue, it could also be broken or loose wiring or problems with your thermostat. Keep reading for more information on how to handle thermostat issues.
The Thermostat Isn’t Working Properly
If your air conditioner isn’t turning on at the correct temperature, it could be that your thermostat is calibrated incorrectly. This will also occur if your thermostat isn’t working at all. Many older, dial-type thermostats have calibration issues, but sometimes newer thermostats are difficult to program as well. Consult the user manual for assistance programming and recalibrating your thermostat. If you’re still having issues or you have your thermostat set to the lowest temperature and the air conditioner still isn’t turning on, contact Max Comfort Heating & Cooling to schedule an appointment for air conditioner repair.
An Under-Performing Air Conditioner
If your air conditioner is working, but it isn’t working as well as it should be to cool your home, it could be from a low level of refrigerant in the unit. If this is the case, it was either caused by being undercharged at the time of installation or it has a leak. Another symptom of a unit with a low refrigerant level is a “sticky” feeling to the air as it will be more humid in your home.
In this situation, it is best to contact a professional. They’ll be able to detect if there is a leak and whether or not the leak can be fixed or if you need to replace the entire unit.
It’s Still Hot In Your Home
Part of your air conditioner’s job is to remove warm air from your home and redirect it outside. Your outdoor unit is responsible for this and the condenser coil is the part that specifically releases this warm air outside. If you notice that heat is still building up in your home, it could be due to problems with the condenser coil.
Since this part of the unit is outside, it could become clogged with dirt, dust, and other debris that will prevent it from working properly. Not only does this interfere with how well the air conditioner works, but it could also cause additional wear and tear. Learn how to clean the condenser coil so that it can effectively remove the hot air from your home.
A Noisy System
Your air conditioner has a fan that flows indoor air over the evaporator coil to cool it, as well as a condenser coil fan that blows hot air from your house. If you notice loud noises while your air conditioner is running, it could be coming from either — or both — of the fan motors. This could be caused by dirt and debris buildup, worn out belts, or deteriorating bearings.
When you’re able to identify where the noise is coming from, turn off your air conditioner unit and contact an HVAC professional. At Max Comfort Heating & Cooling, we offer 24/7 emergency air conditioner repair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.