No one wants to call for HVAC emergency services, especially on a hot, muggy summer day. But air conditioners go on the blink, and it can happen to you. And it will probably happen in the middle of the night on the hottest day of the year. But that aside, here are 3 of the most common summer air conditioner issues:
#1: Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On
It’s hot outside. You know it’s hot outside. The problem is, your air conditioner doesn’t seem to know and won’t turn on. The good news is this is often a simple problem caused by a thermostat that has been bumped or changed or set improperly. Redo your settings to see if that fixes it. If not, you could need service from a professional you can trust.
#2: Air Conditioner Not Cooling
Does it seem like your A/C is running and running and running and still, the house just isn’t as cool as you’d like? In fact, it seems to be getting warmer? This could be one of any number of things, but there are two common causes.
- Lack of effective cooling could indicate an airflow problem. Check your filter. If it’s clogged with dust and dirt, clean or replacing it should fix the problem. You can do this yourself.
- It could also be that the refrigerant levels are low. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, your system can’t keep up with demand and your house heats up even when the A/C is trying to cool it off. You need a licensed HVAC contractor to deal with this issue.
#3: Frozen Coil
It’s possible for your evaporator coils to freeze up, which will shut down your system and stop any and all cool air from flowing. This is not what you want to happen on a hot weekend when you’re trying to stay cool. Having low levels of refrigerant or lack of airflow to the coils could easily cause this issue.
Just because these issues happen after banker’s hours doesn’t mean you have to sweat it out. For emergency services and 24/7 response, click this link to contact the pros at Universal Heating and Cooling or call 615-859-0985.