There are many possible fail points in an AC system. Whether you have weak airflow or a faulty condenser unit, you will want to get these problems fixed before summer hits and you rely on your AC to keep your home temperature tolerable. This article is meant to help you identify the most common AC problems. Often, you can quickly find and fix the problem on your own. In some cases you will need to call in professional air conditioning services to fix the issue. Either way, this article will help you figure out what is wrong with your system.
The Condenser Does Not Power On When the AC is Turned On
If you condenser does not power on when the AC is running, there could be a number of causes. You will usually notice if the condenser unit is not running because it is the loudest appliance in a central AC system. Also, if the condenser is not working, cold air will not be flowing into your home. Un-cooled air will be pumping through your home. Basically, you will be wasting a lot of electricity if you are running your AC without a functioning condenser. The issue is usually electrical, but it can be hard to determine exactly where the problems lies.
There could be an issue with the thermostat triggering the condenser unit. This would mean that the condenser is fully functional and connected to active power, but the thermostat is basically not telling it to turn on. On the other hand, there could be no active power on your condenser unit. First, check the breaker switch. This is the most common problem, and it is super easy to fix. If there is nothing wrong with the breaker switch, it is probably best to call in an HVAC professional. Electrical issues can be very touchy, and you don't want to risk making the problem worse unless you have experience making such repairs.
Homeowners will often endure weak airflow without ever trying to fix the problem. First of all, you need to change your furnace filter on a regular basis if you want to have decent airflow. If you have a clean, recently changed filter, but still have bad airflow, you should check out the registers. Remove the registers from the walls and make sure each vent is clear of clogs. If your registers are clean, the airflow with be unhampered and it could improve the efficiency of your heat and AC.
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