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How to Troubleshoot Your AC Like a Pro

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

We love an afternoon at the beach, but when we’re at home, we enjoy the climate control that modern technology offers. A functioning air conditioning system is an absolute necessity in Florida, which is exactly why an HVAC malfunction can cause a wave of panic in any homeowner. If your air conditioning system is facing any of these common problems below, try these three troubleshooting steps to get your home cool and comfortable again.

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#1. The Problem: Your AC Won’t Turn on at All

No Florida homeowner wants to go home on a warm day only to find that their air conditioning system won’t turn on. If you’re facing this issue, look to your thermostat first. It might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s always possible that your thermostat got switched to the wrong mode or has been turned off completely.

If your thermostat is in good working condition, take a look at the electrical panel. Check that there aren’t any blown fuses, broken wires or tripped breakers. Sometimes it’s as easy as flipping a switch to get your AC working properly again.

#2. The Problem: Your AC System Is Leaking Near the Condenser Unit

A clog is likely the culprit if your air conditioner is leaking water near the condenser unit.

The condenser unit contains a drain, which lets water runoff from condensation drain outside. This drain can become blocked easily, especially in humid environments (hello, Florida).

If you suspect this is the issue, run your air conditioning system for 20 minutes and check the drain. If no water has accumulated, there’s likely a clog. If you can see the clog, gently remove any debris that is obstructing the water from draining.

For more information, check out our blog: 4 Reasons Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

#3. The Problem: The Condenser Unit Is Frozen

It’s fairly common for ice to build-up on your AC’s coils, especially if it has been running frequently. After disconnecting the power supply, check for any ice built up on the inside of the unit. If your inspection verifies ice, then allow it to sit for a few hours. If the issue persists, contact a professional to check for a more serious issue.

For more information, check out our blog: 4 Common Reasons Why Your AC Freezes

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When you just can’t afford to troubleshoot your air conditioning problems, you need a reliable HVAC company you can depend on to fix the issue. At Energy Air, our team of HVAC professionals offers emergency AC repairs, as well as installation and maintenance services. Contact us today to learn more about our AC products and services, or schedule a service appointment online.

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