Common Air Conditioning Problems

Let’s face it, air conditioning is one of the greatest luxuries we have today. Summer has become much more bearable with a cool home to escape in. Yep, life is pretty great when the AC is running smoothly. Conversely, life can be pretty miserable when the air conditioner has ceased to work properly. Sleeping in a hot sweat is bad enough, but without a fully functional air conditioner in the heat of summer, even watching TV can become extremely uncomfortable. There are many things that can potentially go wrong with your air conditioner, but here is a list of some of the more common problems associated with air conditioning:

The Unit Will Not Turn On

This tends to happen when you attempt to turn on your air conditioner for the first time of the year after potentially months of inactivity. There are two primary reasons for your unit not turning on: improperly set or defective thermostat, or the unit is not receiving power. Check your thermostat to ensure that it’s set to cool. Some thermostats may have automatic timers that create a delay. In that case, be sure to wait for the timer to finish its cycle. Also be sure that the unit is receiving power and that the breaker has not been tripped. If the unit still does not come on after checking these causes then give us a call at PPM Plumbing to come take a look!

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the chemical that cools the air coming out of your vents. If the air coming out is not cool, it could be because the air filter is too dirty and needs to be replaced OR because there is insufficient refrigerant which is typically associated with a leak. If that is the case be sure to give us a call to come repair the leak and replenish your refrigerant.

Frozen AC Unit

Some of the previously mentioned conditions can also lead to your unit freezing. This is typically because there is not proper airflow, which can be a result of a dirty air filter, broken fan, or a blocked air duct. It is important to change your air filters regularly to prevent any stoppage of airflow.

Any electrical unit requires routine maintenance and checkups to ensure that the lifespan of the unit will be increased. Whether you need to schedule a routine checkup or need assistance in unit repair, call us at PPM Plumbing. We are certified and qualified to handle all of your AC needs.

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