Living without a working air conditioner can be brutal – especially if you’re in Texas in the summer! Even though AC repairs are necessary, it can be intimidating to schedule air conditioning repair services. After all, when your AC stops running, it’s normal to feel some initial dread as you contemplate the repair bills you’ll have to pay.
Thankfully, Summit Air Conditioning & Heating has your back. We offer 24/7 AC repair services in Buda to make air conditioner repairs simple. However, before you schedule an AC unit repair, it’s helpful to learn about common AC problems and how they are repaired.
One of the most common culprits of AC issues is a broken thermostat. Since your AC relies on your thermostat to cool down your home, your thermostat must be working properly. However, your thermostat may be unable to detect the correct temperature in your home or it may stop working entirely.
When the thermostat is broken, your AC might stop running. Other signs your thermostat isn’t working are:
- Constant running of AC
- Home is too hot or too cold for the set temperature
- Thermostat won’t turn on
Since thermostats are complex devices that require electricity, it’s best to call a professional to repair or replace your thermostat. Thankfully, broken thermostats aren’t very expensive to replace, and you’ll be on your way to a cooler home in no time!
Dirty Air Filter
If you haven’t been changing your air conditioner’s air filter a few times a year, a dirty air filter could be the source of your AC troubles. A clean air filter is necessary if you want your AC to be as energy efficient as possible, and a dirty air filter can lead to negative health effects. Dirty air filters lead to low airflow from your AC vents, high energy bills and physical symptoms like fatigue, headaches and nausea.
Thankfully, replacing the air filter is pretty easy to do without the help of a professional. All you’ll need to do is purchase the right air filter for your unit and install it, making sure the filter is pointing in the right direction. If you need help with this process, don’t hesitate to call a professional for more help!
Tripped Circuit Breaker
Your AC is connected to a circuit breaker, which provides the unit with electricity so it can run properly. However, when issues arise inside your unit, you might experience a tripped circuit breaker, which will shut off the unit entirely. It can be tempting to just reset the circuit breaker, but ignoring the problem can lead to further damage and bigger repairs in the future.
Some issues that can lead to a tripped circuit breaker are:
- Dirty air filter
- Broken fan
- Dirty condenser coils
- Faulty or old wiring and parts
It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact issue if you don’t know what to look for, so it’s best to call a professional for a complicated repair like this one.
Did you know that your AC uses a chemical to cool down the air in your home? This chemical is called refrigerant and it’s essential to your air conditioner’s success. If your AC isn’t cooling your home down, the refrigerant could be leaking.
When the refrigerant leaks, there isn’t enough in the proper place to cool down the air in the unit. Not only is a refrigerant leak bad for your AC but coming into contact with refrigerant can lead to negative health effects, such as headaches and nausea. If you suspect the refrigerant is leaking in your unit, turn off your system and contact a professional for repairs.
Keep Repairs Simple With Summit!
Repairing your air conditioner can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. Summit Air Conditioning & Heating is here to make this process simple by offering reliable AC repair services in Buda! Call us today to schedule an air conditioning repair!