Modern air conditioners are extremely convenient, and for the most part, they’re fairly trouble free. Air conditioners can keep your St. Augustine home comfortable throughout the summer months, and most of the time, you won’t need to give them a second thought. However, like all major appliances, your AC will develop problems over time, and when it does, your home can become a very uncomfortable place, and depending on the temperatures, it may leave you in an unsafe situation.
The St. Augustine HVAC contractors at Superior Service can help you find, diagnose, and repair any problems that you encounter with your air conditioning system and help you keep
your AC functioning well and efficiently at all times. There are many air conditioning problems that the average homeowner could solve on their own, but many others require professional assistance. Whether you need to hire a professional will largely depend on what is causing the problems.
Here are a few of the most common AC problems and how you should deal with them:
1. Your AC Unit Won’t Turn On
When the cooling season first begins, it’s not uncommon for air conditioners to not turn on. The cause of this problem could be as simple as a thermostat that isn’t properly set. If this is the cause, you can probably resolve the issue easily on your own. Simply check your thermostat and make sure that it’s in the “cooling” position. If you have an automated thermostat, make sure the timer is not set to be off during this period. If this doesn’t solve the issue, you may need to contact a professional and have your thermostat re-calibrated.
Another potential cause of this problems may be that your St. Augustine home’s air conditioner isn’t receiving any power. Checking for this requires electrical work, which you should always hire a professional for. After you’ve ruled out thermostat problems, call our professionals immediately.
2. The Unit Blows Warm Air
If your St. Augustine air conditioning system blows warm air, it may because of dirty filters. The system is producing cold air, but it’s not able to blow it through your ductwork. You should replace your air filters at least once every three months during the cooling season. If your filters have been changed, you should make sure that your outdoor unit is on and running. If the AC is on and is not running, call our professionals to have your system inspected.
3. Frozen Air Conditioning Unit
There are many things that can cause an air conditioner to freeze. It could happen because of improper airflow, which can prevent your St. Augustine AC from working properly.
You also may want to check the coils for dirt or other debris. While a homeowner will be able to clear away debris and change air filters, you will need to call a certified technician to replace any electrical components.