Calgary Homeowners:Troubleshooting Common Air Conditioning Issues And Remedies
Like most people, you love to come home to a house that is the perfect temperature, especially on a hot day in the summer. There is something quite magical about cool air that hits your face when you walk through your front door. But, what do you do if you walk in the door and the magic does not happen because the air condition system seems to have failed? These are some common air conditioning problems and possible remedies that can help.
Your system is running, yet the house is not cold and the air coming out of the unit is lacking pressure.
It is very likely that this is the result of an air filter that is dirty. All air conditioning systems will need lots of air to get the cooling process going. An air filter that is dirty can shut down the air flow of the unit. To see if this is the cause, you should take the filter out and see how the system can run without it. If you notice that the air flow gets stronger and the air is getting cooler, you will know that the dirty air filter was your problem.
Always make sure that you are cleaning out your air conditioning filters, which can be done on a regular household routine or maintenance schedule. When you buy a filter for your air conditioner, it should say how long it will be before they should be replaced. Dirty filters can be the number one issue of air conditioning problems.
The unit will shut off and on repeatedly.
There may be a problem with the air flow to the unit becoming blocked if you have a unit that is based on the outside of your home of it could be a blocked evaporator or condenser line. Try to remove any tall weeds, grass or brush that grows around the unit, making sure that there is no debris like tree branches or wet leaves that are collecting around the unit. These things can be the culprit for a number of air conditioner issues when they get bad enough.
Central air conditioning does not seem to be working at all.
Check out the electrical breakers on your system, checking the master switch on your unit itself. If these are all set to on, take a bit of a closer look at the emergency disconnect, checking to see if it seems as though there is residue or rust on the outer portion oft he switch that may be an indicator of corrosion. Never attempt opening this cover on any electrical device if you do not have explicit knowledge of the safety procedures surrounding electricity and working with it. If you do these things and the unit is still not working, you may need to call an HVAC technician or electrician to take a look at it.
A general rule of thumb with HVAC troubleshooting is always to take care of the problems by looking for obvious fixes that may include debris around the unit, dirty filters, and connections. If these things are not able to correct the problem, you will have to schedule an appointment for service with the professionals.
You can always reach out to us at Furnace Repair Calgary if our tips don’t do the tric for you.