Common AC Problems in La Porte

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem fixed as promptly as possible. Finch Air Conditioning & Heating can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the comforts of a well-tuned air conditioner. Curious what might be wrong with your air conditioner and if you should schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.

  • Filter first

  • First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are usual suspects for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you should change your filters? If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to do so. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in right away.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is still clean, go outside and have a look at the air conditioner itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become wedged in or build up around the walls of the unit. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be amiss. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds incorrect.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air runs in one cycle. An air conditioner in proper working condition typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than turning on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an indicator of bigger problems that will need professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
  • Check your fuse box

  • If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in a thunderstorm, but if La Porte hasn't been experiencing severe weather, there may be a more urgent problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating at 281-407-9478.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 281-407-9478 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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