We are committed to helping our Las Vegas air conditioning customers stay informed as we feel that it helps you avoid common and often costly problems while keeping your cooling systems running in tip-top shape.
Knowing what to look out for will help you avoid costly repair bills as well as the frustration of a broken-down A/C system.
Here are some of the most common questions we are asked and how to troubleshoot them in order to avert a service call.
Why is my air conditioner constantly running?
There are a few possible reasons for your cooling unit running constantly or never shutting itself off. Check the filters to ensure they are clean, unblocked, and that enough air is being pulled through them. Check to see what the fan setting is, also. If the fan is set to run constantly, it will not shut off. If possible, set your fan to “auto”. If the filter looks fine and changing the fan setting does not change the situation, the thermostat might need replacing. If this is the case, call for service right away.
The air that is coming out of my unit is not cold
If the air coming from you’re A/C unit is not cold, the system may be out of coolant. Preventative and seasonal maintenance can help you avoid this annoyance as coolant levels will be monitored and topped up on a regular basis.
There is no power to my unit
Lack of power can be a simple matter of a tripped breaker switch or a blown fuse. If you know where your electrical panel is, check it for loose breaker switches. Check the main panel as well as the fuse box on the unit itself. If neither of these issues makes your situation right, call for service as soon as you can.
Iced wiring or ice on the coils or lines
It is not uncommon for A/C coils or lines to freeze during high-use times. If they do, your unit will not work efficiently. Occasionally, a dirty filter will cause lines to freeze as it blocks airflow to the coils. Change the filters a minimum once every three months and check the registers to make sure they are open, clean, and clear. A faulty fan may also be the culprit; if the fan is not working, it will impede air flow through the unit and cause it to freeze up. Other potential causes include improper drainage (ice may be blocking the drain hole) or a malfunctioning thermostat.
In conclusion, you could save yourself a lot of money by eliminating all potential sources of your problem before you make that service call. However, if you are unable to fix your problems through these suggestions, call AC Plus today. We’re always ready to work when you need us.