If your home cooling system has been struggling to cool your home, or isn’t working at all, you’ll likely need an AC repair. You can try a few basic fixes for your broken AC unit – checking the circuit breaker, making sure the thermostat is set to cooling, or ensuring that air-supply and exhaust pipes aren’t blocked. But if you can’t find and correct the problem yourself, you should contact an HVAC professional.
Air Conditioner Fix May Be Simple or Not
The problem with the air conditioner may be connected to any one of a variety of issues. Some of them are simple; some are more complicated.
If your AC is running but not cooling properly, the problem might be:
- Blocked ducts or registers.
- A clogged air filter.
- Dirty or rusted heat-exchange coils.
- Leaking or low refrigerant level.
- Poorly maintained blower motor.
- Air-flow issues.
If your cooling system is not running at all, the problem could be:
- A broken compressor or blower motor.
- A tripped circuit.
- Refrigerant leak.
Cooling System Repair
A trained and certified technician from Jansen Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home, carefully obtain background on the cooling system problem, then inspect your cooling equipment, diagnose the issue, and likely fix your system.
In cases of air conditioning systems that have come to the end of their useful service life, an air conditioning repair may not be possible. In those cases, the technician will detail your options for a new cooling system. This doesn’t need to be the end of the world, however. Over time, a new high-efficiency AC system will use less energy than your old system, and deliver monthly savings on utility bills.