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Common End of Summer AC Problems

We all know Texas heat gets brutal with high temperatures and high humidity, so we take relief and comfort in relying heavily on proper functionality of our home air conditioning and commercial HVAC systems. Your air conditioning unit has been working hard all summer, so it’s not uncommon for issues to pop up. If you’re experiencing any of the issues below, don’t risk further damage by not trying to resolve them. Read on to learn about some common AC issues and what you can do about them, or reach out to us at Expert Air today!

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1) Uneven Cooling

Cause – Obstructed airflow. Leaking ducts.

DIY Effort – Windows closed and check that vents are open and unobstructed.

If above efforts are ineffective, contact Expert Air to schedule your appointment for a professional diagnosis and solution to balance the system or repair the ductwork.

2) Constant Cycling

Cause – Obstructed airflow by dirt/debris

DIY Effort – Clean condenser coil with proper grade condenser cleaner. Clean evaporator. Replace the air filter.

If above efforts are ineffective, contact Expert Air to schedule your appointment for professional air conditioning repair.

3) Not Cooling

Cause – Faulty parts, blocked airflow, refrigerant leaks, and more

DIY Effort – Lower temperature that’s set to cool.  Clean coils and evaporator. Replace the air filter.

If above efforts are ineffective, contact Expert Air to schedule your appointment for a professional diagnosis and solution.

4) Won’t Turn On

Cause – Faulty contactor, tripped breakers, worn out parts, or user error

DIY Effort – Thermostat set to cool, lower by several degrees. Check for tripped breakers or blown fuses.

If above efforts are ineffective, contact Expert Air to schedule your appointment for a professional diagnosis and solution as all issues will require professional repair.

5) Constant Running

Cause – Faulty Contactor

DIY Effort – Not Advised

Contact Expert Air to schedule your appointment for a professional diagnosis and AC repair or AC replacement service.

6) Frost or Ice Inside Unit

Cause – Faulty contactors and refrigerant leaks

DIY Effort -Turn off unit. Listen for hissing or bubbling noise

If after turning unit off and back on a few minutes later doesn’t resolve issue, contact Expert Air to schedule your appointment for a professional diagnosis and solution.

Help from AC Experts in Baytown, The Woodlands & Beyond!

AC issues are always a problem, whether more of an annoyance or a major issue that can cause safety or health hazards. If your AC issue isn’t listed here, or you’re still having trouble with one of the ones on the list, reach out to us at Expert Air. Let us keep you cool and comfortable at home!

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