Having trouble with your AC? Don’t call a professional just yet, your Orlando AC repair may be a quick fix.
Now that spring is coming to an end, the hot humid air is on its way. In Florida, the only way we get through this climate change is to rest in some cold AC. Don’t get caught off guard when your air conditioning unit decides to fail and you’re stuck with hot air for a couple days. Before you call a professional, your problem might just be a quick fix that you can perform yourself. Here are some things to look for in your AC unit.
AC Won’t Turn On
If your air conditioner is not turning on, first check outside to see if your condenser is running. Verify that the unit is plugged in and the thermostat is set correctly. Thermostats can be a little sensitive; try to lower it 5 to 10 degrees and make sure it is set to cool (not to the fan mode). If that doesn’t do anything, check to see if you might have a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. If you are still having problems with your air conditioning unit, you might have a problem with the motor and will have to call a professional to come take a look at it and perform your Orlando AC repair.
AC Blowing Hot Air
If your air conditioner is not blowing cool air, your thermostat is set properly, and your system is still not cooling the room, you may have dirty or blocked air condenser. First, check your unit outside and get rid of any debris or weeds that might be blocking air circulation. Then, check to see if your air filter is clean. When your air filter collects a lot of dirt over time, it can restrict the air to the evaporator coil and the coil can freeze. Having pets or running your AC all day can speed up the process of your air filter getting dirty, so you may have to change it more frequently than most people. If your air conditioner is still having problems, it may have to do with the compressor or refrigerant and would have to call a professional.
AC Not Cooling Your Home
If your air conditioner isn’t sufficiently cooling your home, you may have a unit that is not the appropriate size for your home. The average system to cultivate a 20-25 degree temperature difference between the outside and inside temperature. For example, your air conditioner is not capable of keeping your home at 65 degrees when it is 98 degrees outside. If your air conditioner cannot keep up with an average summer day, you might have a problem with the charge or a frozen evaporator coil. If you spot ice on your outdoor unit, shut it off and contact a professional for your Orlando AC repair.
Remember, if the problem is much bigger than a quick fix, call a professional to come check it out. At 4 Seasons Air, the skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable technicians work to ensure your system remains in an ideal condition or, if a failure occurs, get you back up and running as quickly as possible.