A broken air conditioner is a stressful situation, especially since you’re considering whether you need an Atlanta air conditioning professional to come out. No one likes spending hundreds of dollars to have a professional take a look at their system, so before you call anyone, make sure to check these problems. You may be able to fix the problem on your own without spending a dime.
The thermostat is one of the most common problems you’ll have with an air conditioner. Make sure the thermostat wasn’t knocked out of position and the sensors near your coils are in the right place. Often times, a bumped sensor or a slightly off thermostat can cause this kind of problem and as a result, you’ll be left without steady cooling.
Check Your Filters
A clogged air filter is a common problem that many homeowners run into. In many cases, your air conditioner will not stop running, but its performance and energy efficiency will suffer. Signs of a clogged filter include a bad smell around your unit and icing on your outside line. Remember to replace your air filters on a monthly basis, and it definitely on of the first things you should check before calling a professional.
Your system’s blower belt can be damaged and develop cracks or excess slack. This can reduce air flow which will make it harder for your system to maintain a steady temperature and might cause ice build up. While very difficult for the average homeowner to replace themselves, this is a pretty simple repair for an H VAC technician.
Check the Outdoor Unit
Check to make sure nothing is blocking the outdoor unit. Clean the condenser coils and remove any debris that might have built up around the outdoor unit. Often, slowed air flow is caused by nothing more than leaves piled in front of your condenser.
If none of these problems is the culprit or if you fix them all and your system continues to struggle, it is time to call an Atlanta air conditioning contractor.
If you have any problems with your air conditioning system this season, give Cool Air Mechanical a call!