Common AC Issues that can come up

Common AC Issues 01Being able to keep your home or business at a comfortable temperature is important. When your AC unit is having issues or stops working (especially during the summertime), life becomes pretty uncomfortable.

There are a few common issues that can crop up with your AC that signal a need for repairs:

Tripped Circuit Breakers

An occasional spike from the power grid or other odd occurrence can cause a fuse or circuit breaker to trip.

If it happens more than once, a professional HVAC service person should be called to examine and repair the issue.

Because the issue could be related to a stressed or broken component, it’s important to fix the issue before it begins impacting your electric bills and the lifespan of your unit.

System Cranks Out Warm Air

The cooling process depends on a steady flow of air to work properly.

Clogged air filters are easy to check and replace if your vents are pouring out warm air instead of cold.

Remember: air filter should be changed monthly.

Make sure to go outside and check your HVAC unit as well. Air flow can easily be hindered by landscape overgrowth and wind-strewn debris.

If the warm flow is still present when you check your unit, there are larger issues at work, and it’s important to call a professional technician to handle the repair.

Stay ahead of AC issues with regular maintenance and check-ups.

Air Isn’t Blowing

Common AC Issues 02An obvious sign that your AC is malfunctioning is a lack of air blowing from your vents when your system is running. This could be a sign that a fan is failing and is a common problem with older units.

If left unrepaired, this can lead to increased stress on your unit, causing higher electricity bills and the breakdown of other expensive and important components within your unit.

The Temperature in Your Home is Inconsistent

Is your upstairs hotter than the downstairs?

What about a the opposite side (or furthest) room from your AC unit?

If it’s a recent occurrence, it’s a good idea to have a technician perform repairs before the problem can persist.

If the problem has existed for a while, you may be putting a lot of stress on your unit and will need to invest in more extensive repairs. With a certified professional on hand, you can fix the problem and get back to enjoying a consistent temperature throughout your home.

Ice on the Coils

It might not make much sense, but ice on your coils means your unit isn’t cooling efficiently.

Ice on the unit’s coils signifies that the humid air from the outside is not reaching your coils fast enough, allowing condensation to build up and freeze. This could be the result of a blockage or impediment to air-flow within your system. Ice on your coils will prevent your unit from regulating the temperature or removing moisture from the air.

Heating and cooling units are a large investment and affect the daily comfort and health of your home.

If you want to extend the life and efficiency of your unit, it’s important to enroll in preventative maintenance program that offer regular, in-depth inspections and seasonal repairs.

Doing so can extend the life of your AC unit and reduce the cost of unexpected repairs.

Synergy Service of Nashville can help you maintain your AC unit with regular maintenance and repairs. Contact us today to learn more.