When the temperature rises in Turlock, a functional air conditioning system can be a lifesaver. However, if your AC unit starts to malfunction or stop working altogether, it can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. Here are some common air conditioning problems and what you can do to fix them.
AC unit won’t turn on:
If your AC won’t turn on, it could be due to a blown fuse, a tripped circuit breaker, or a faulty thermostat. Check the circuit breaker first, and if that’s not the problem, try replacing the thermostat’s batteries. If neither of those solutions work, it’s time to call a professional technician to diagnose the issue.
Air conditioner is blowing warm air:
If your AC unit is blowing warm air, it could be due to a dirty air filter or low refrigerant levels. Start by checking and replacing the air filter. If that doesn’t solve the problem, it’s likely due to low refrigerant levels, which can only be addressed by a licensed professional.
Your AC is making strange noises:
Strange noises coming from your AC unit can be a sign of a serious problem. Grinding, squealing, or screeching sounds could indicate a faulty compressor or a loose belt. Rattling or clanging sounds could indicate a loose component within the unit. In any case, it’s best to contact a professional technician to diagnose and repair the problem.
AC unit is leaking:
If you notice water or refrigerant leaking from your AC unit, it could be due to a blocked drain line or a faulty condensate pump. First, check the drain line and clean it out if it’s clogged. If that doesn’t work, it’s likely due to a faulty condensate pump, which will require a professional repair.
Overall, regular maintenance and inspections of your AC unit can prevent many common problems. Call Jones Heat & Air as soon as you notice any issues with your AC unit to prevent the problem from worsening and to ensure the longevity of your system.