Air conditioning systems are one of the most convenient parts of modern life, and most of the time, they don’t require a second thought. However, like all major appliances, the machinery of air conditioner can develop problems, and no matter how large or small those problems are, they can have a huge effect of the comfort of your home and its energy efficiency.
At J & D Heating & Air Conditioning, our professional Boise air conditioning experts can determine precisely what problems are effecting your cooling system, then we can provide you with any repairs that you may need. To help you identify these problems as soon as possible, here are the top three air conditioning problems that homeowners encounter and what you should do when they occur:
There are a few reasons that your air conditioner may not turn on. The simplest of these is a problem with your thermostat. Check to make sure that your thermostat is set to the “cooling” position. If you have an automated thermostat, you’ll want to check to make sure that it’s not set to be turned off during this period. Before you call a professional, be sure to check your thermostat.
If the thermostat is not what is causing the problem, then your AC is probably not receiving power. The circuit breaker may have tripped, and if this happens recurrently, then you should stop turning it back on and contact a professional for repairs.
You should always contact a professional to work on any electrical problems because working with your electrical system is extremely dangerous.
Most of the time, when your AC blows warm air, the problem is your air filters. You should replace your air filters at least once every three months when you’re regularly cooling your Boise home. If your filters have been changed or cleaned, your outdoor unit could be malfunctioning. Call our professionals to have your air conditioner inspected and repaired.
A number of problems can cause your Boise home’s air conditioner to freeze. One possible cause is improper air flow, which will prevent the AC from working properly. To ensure proper airflow, clean or change your filters regularly, and ensure that the AC’s coils are free of dirt, debris, or other obstructions.
You may be able to clear away some debris on your own, but you should also have a professional clean your ducts regularly.