5 Air Conditioning Problems You Might Face This Summer – Air conditioning is something we take for granted. We may never give it a thought until we have a heatwave and the air conditioner stops working!
Here are 5 different air conditioning problems you might face this summer:
- The condenser isn’t running
If the switch is flipped to “on” yet the air conditioner is not running, do not panic. Many customers think this means there is a major problem that is expensive to fix. But more than likely, this is not a big issue. Since your air conditioner unit is a mechanical system, there are a lot of relatively inexpensive parts that keep the unit running. If the condenser isn’t running, you may simply need a capacitor or a fan motor.
- The air conditioner is running but isn’t cooling off the house
When was the last time you changed the air filter? A dirty filter could be the reason your house isn’t cooling off. Or the coils in the outside unit may be in need of cleaning. Other times there could be a problem with the Freon or refrigerant. If so, you need to call a professional HVAC service.
- The HVAC unit won’t turn on
Sometimes this will happen after a power outage. First, check the power source and the circuit breaker. If that doesn’t work, call for HVAC service repair.
- The air conditioner blower is constantly turning off and on
This may also be a sign that it is time to clean the filter or the coils. Also, check that the outside unit is clear of debris or plants that could interfere with its function.
- The HVAC unit is just plain worn out
How old is your unit? Even a top-of-the-line HVAC unit does not last forever. On average they last between 10-15 years and occasionally longer. Eventually, they will need to be replaced. Even if your unit is not on its last leg, a newer system may be more efficient.
Cranbury Comfort Systems can help keep you cool this summer!
Our family-owned business has been keeping New Jersey comfortable since 1976. Whatever problem you may have with your air conditioner this summer, Cranbury Comfort is here to help. Give us a call today at 609-655-0200.
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Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a post that originally ran in 2017.