Living in Florida, you rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool and comfortable pretty much all year round. So when a problem arises and your AC stops doing its job, you need answers fast.
Like every home investment you’ll make, your air conditioning system will need to be serviced over time. That’s why we want to help you understand the most common issues homeowners experience with their AC and what you can do to fix them.
#1. Your Air Conditioning System Won’t Turn On
Air conditioning system won’t turn on? Don’t worry just yet.
The last thing you want on a hot Florida day is for the AC unit not to turn on. If you’re facing this problem, here are some common reasons this may be happening and what you can do to fix the problem.
Thermostat: Make sure the batteries haven’t died and that the system settings haven’t been adjusted. It’s possible that the thermostat was accidentally adjusted or the system was switched into “OFF” mode, so make sure your thermostat is set to “COOL.” If your thermostat is already set to “COOL,” try lowering the temperature five to 10 degrees.
Wiring: It’s possible the wiring in your unit or the wiring that runs to an outlet are causing the issue. Check your house’s breakers to eliminate the possibility the problem is with other electrical components rather than your AC.
Faulty motors: Your AC unit will shut down entirely if its motor is faulty. A faulty motor means you’ll need to repair or replace it.
#2. Your AC System Is Running, But Won’t Produce Cold Air
Air conditioning system is running, but won’t blow cold air?
This is a pesky problem homeowners face, but we have some good news for you if you’re dealing with this. It’s often easy to diagnose. Here’s what you do:
Step 1. Check the air filter to make sure it isn’t dirty.
Step 2. If the air filter is dirty, it could be causing your air conditioner to produce less-than-cool air because it’s bogged down with debris.
Step 3. Replace it with a clean one (do this each month) and see if your home cools down.
If this doesn’t fix the issue, your HVAC system could be low on refrigerant. Handling refrigerant on your own is dangerous, so call your local HVAC professional for assistance with this project.
#3. The Condenser Unit Is Leaking
Is the outdoor component of your air conditioning system leaking water?
If you noticed your air conditioner is leaking near the condenser unit outdoors, there is likely a clog in the condensate drain.
If you’re comfortable checking for a clog yourself, here’s what you can do to try and fix it:
Step 1. Open the front cover of the condenser unit and see if there is anything in the drain.
Step 2. If you can see the blockage, gently clean out the clog.
Step 3. This should restore proper airflow and stop water from leaking.
For a more in-depth tutorial, check out our eight-step guide to clearing a clog in your condensate drain line here.
Air Conditioning Service in Central Florida
When you’d rather leave the air conditioning repairs to the professional, Energy Air is here to help. We provide comprehensive air conditioning services to Central Florida homeowners and beyond. Give us a call today or schedule an appointment online at your convenience.