I need help, my air conditioner stopped working! Don’t worry, even the best cooling units have issues from time to time. If your system is not working properly, we have the tips you need to troubleshoot your system.
Common Air Conditioner Problems
Air conditioner not blowing cold air.
Check your thermostat setting first. If this is not the problem, see if your air filter is clogged with dirt and debris. This will block airflow and cause the system’s evaporator coils to freeze. (Note: It can take up to 24 hours for an evaporator coil to thaw.)
Air conditioner struggling to cool home.
First, make sure all your vents are open. If this is not the case, you could low refrigerant resulting from a leak. You may also have an improperly sized system, too large/small for your home.
Air conditioning system leaking water.
If your system is leaking water…
Turn off your system immediately to prevent water damage to your home. If you’re a skilled DIYer, you can try to clear the clog in your condensate drain line with a wet/dry vac. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you could have a broken condensate pump or rusted drain line, which requires professional heating and cooling repair services.
A small amount of leakage is normal. Excess leakage could point to a dirty filter, low refrigerant, blocked drain pipe, or broken condensate pan.
This is caused when the issues discussed above continue unaddressed. Leave your system off until you’ve rectified the problem to prevent damage.
Air conditioner constantly runs, without cycling off.
A dirty home air filter, or old/improperly sized system, can cause this problem. As can a stuck fan relay or thermostat short/malfunction.
Air conditioner won’t turn on.
Oftentimes, your system won’t turn on because someone in your house adjusted the settings without your knowledge. If this is not the issue, your system may need serious repairs or replacement.
Air conditioner fan is not working.
Has the breaker for your AC system been tripped? If not, check for a dirty air filter. Allow the ice on your coil to melt, then try operating your system again.
Try resetting the circuit breaker for the system. If this doesn’t get your fan going, turn your system off to avoid overheating your system and burning out your compressor. Contact your local air conditioning contractors immediately for repairs. You could have a burned out start capacitor or stuck fan motor.
Still no luck getting your system back up and operational? No worries. We’ve got you covered, offering fast, affordable emergency HVAC service without the inflated costs. Contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule air conditioner repair services today.