3 Common Residential Air Conditioner Problems

Nearly every renter or homeowner has been there before. You turn on your air conditioner and nothing happens. Maybe it sounds like it’s on, but the home doesn’t cool. Eventually, you start to stress when you realize your air conditioner’s broken. While this is a typical summer problem, gaining a better understanding of the cause of trouble enables you to stop it before it starts. Here are just a few of the common residential air conditioner problems you might see in your Mount Pleasant, Texas, home.

Low Levels of Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the chemical that helps cool the air in your air conditioning system. If you find that your air conditioner is on but isn’t blowing out cold air, this is often the source of the complication. Usually, this is indicative of a leak or a malfunction with the refrigerant system. Diagnosing this isn’t easy and fixing the issue is best left to one of our trained technicians.

AC Won’t Turn On

If you notice that when you turn down the thermostat nothing happens at all, the culprit isn’t easy to pinpoint. While it’s possible that your air conditioner is completely kaput, many times it’s something less severe. One cause of the situation is that your thermostat is old, defective, or improperly set. Another possible cause is that the air conditioner tripped the breaker, causing it to lose power. If you’re up to the task, you may want to check the circuit breaker, as each circuit is easily identifiable. For thermostats, try resetting or adjusting the temperature.

The AC Is Old

Even with regular maintenance, the average central air conditioning unit only lasts 10 to 15 years, depending on the quality, make, and manufacturer. If your AC is old and is noticeably less efficient, it’s time to start thinking about purchasing a new unit.

So your needs can be accurately determined, make sure to call the experts at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing Inc. today. Our professional staff will diagnose the problem and get you back to total comfort. Call us at 903-285-6550 for more information.

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