When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem solved as soon as possible. D&K Home Services by Enercare 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 should schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.
- 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 need to change your filters? If you aren’t sure the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to do so. 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 first thing.
Check the air conditioner
- If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the AC 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 amiss. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never attempt an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds incorrect.
Determine the length of the AC cycle
- An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air is running before it turns off. 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 warning of more serious problems that will call for 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 storm, but if Belleville hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more serious problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call D&K Home Services by Enercare at 613-707-2421.
Expert HVAC repair technicians at D & K Home Services are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 613-707-2421 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.