Common AC Problems in Tempe

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes out you want to get the problem taken care of as quickly as possible. Bob Brown Service Experts can help you do just that so your family can get back to enjoying the comforts of a properly functioning air conditioner. Want to know 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 common culprits for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you ought to change your filters? If you don’t know 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 first thing.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the housing. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be out of place. 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 take note 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 switching on and off in short bursts. An abnormal AC cycle may be an sign 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 Tempe hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more pressing problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Bob Brown Service Experts at 623-243-4517.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Bob Brown Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to correct these and other common AC problems. Call 623-243-4517 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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