Common AC Problems in Mobile

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem taken care of as quickly as possible. Climate Control Service Experts can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the comforts of a well-tuned air conditioner. Searching for what might be amiss with your air conditioner and if you would be wise to schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.

  • Filter first

  • First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are notorious for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you ought to change your filters? If you aren’t sure the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time for a switch. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in right away.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is fine, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become wedged in or build up around the walls of the unit. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be wrong. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you shouldn’t attempt an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds out of the ordinary.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air runs in one cycle. An air conditioner in good shape typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than flipping on and off in short bursts. An abnormal AC cycle may be an indicator of more serious problems that will require professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
  • Check your fuse box

  • If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in a thunderstorm, but if Mobile hasn't been experiencing severe weather, there may be a more urgent problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Climate Control Service Experts at 251-202-7503.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Climate Control Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to correct these and other common AC problems. Call 251-202-7503 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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