Tips

hvacAn AC unit is a pricey investment, one you want to take care of for many years to come. If you notice your unit isn’t performing as expected or as it used to, try some of our tips before you commit to a service or maintenance call. You’ll be glad you did!

Condenser doesn’t run
The air conditioning condenser cools the vapors coming from a compressor, producing the cooled air. Located within your central unit, the condenser includes coils and a fan motor. Often these parts need to be repaired or replaced, depending on the age of the main unit.

Possible cause Solution
No power. Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at main entrance panel or at separate entrance panel; restore circuit.
Thermostat set too high. Lower thermostat setting.
Motor is faulty. Call a professional.
Compressor is faulty. Call a professional.

 

Uneven cooling
Though all equally frustrating, there are a number of reasons why your air conditioning unit may cool your home unevenly. The most common reasons for uneven cooling is a unit that is out of balance and poorly sealed windows and doors.

Possible cause Solution
Distribution system out of balance. Balance system.

 

Inadequate cooling
If your unit is running but doesn’t provide the relief you’re looking for, it could be that you’re not utilizing your thermostat correctly or that your unit isn’t suited for your home. We can help you ensure your unit is cooling your home to your comfort level.

Possible cause Solution
Thermostat set too high. Lower thermostat setting.
Evaporator dirty. Clean evaporator
Unit too small. Replace with larger unit. Call a professional.

 

Unit doesn’t cool
Your unit isn’t cooling at all? This happens for a variety of reasons—and they won’t necessarily cost you a service call. Here are just a few things to check.

Possible cause Solution
Thermostat set too high. Lower thermostat setting.
Condenser dirty. Clean condenser coil and fins; if necessary, straighten fins
Condenser unit blocked. Remove debris blocking condenser; cut down weeds, grass, and vines.
Evaporator dirty. Clean evaporator.
Compressor faulty. Call a professional.
Not enough refrigerant in system. Call a professional.

 

Condenser unit turns on and off repeatedly
Units that turn off and on repeatedly are usually dirty or blocked by debris of some sort. Check your unit and if you continue to have problems, give us a call.

Possible cause Solution
Condenser dirty. Clean condenser coil and fins.
Condenser unit blocked. Remove debris blocking condenser; cut down weeds, grass, and vines.
Evaporator dirty. Clean evaporator.