If your cooling unit is sending out warm air or has completely stopped working, it is time for a Durham AC repair. Having your air conditioning unit back up and running is a top priority for you and your family, especially in the hot weather. Prior to picking up the phone for a service technician, there are a few troubleshooting tips that may help you to locate the problem and possibly save money.
1. Is air coming out of your cooling system vents?
Sometimes there will be air coming out, but it may be warm instead of cool. Do you feel a slow, small stream of cool air that is not cool enough? This initial step will help you to continue to search in the right direction for diagnosing the problem.
2. If the system will not go on, try the following:
If you cannot get the air conditioning system to turn on at all, then the most common causes are with a blown circuit breaker or fuse, improperly set or defective thermostat or an internal switch being off.
Check the thermostat to ensure it is in the “Cool” position and not fixed to “Off” or “Heat.” Also, check to see if the thermostat is set below the current room temperature. If that does not fix the problem, examine the circuit breaker and check to make sure breakers and fuses are set to “on”. There could be a problem with the thermostat, or possibly a family member changed the settings, causing AC unit to not turn on.
3. Condenser coils and the filter should be examined if possible
There may be an accumulation of debris that has clogged the condenser coils. Remove the debris and try turning on the system again. Dust build up on the air filters may have also caused the system to malfunction, so the filters should be cleaned off to see if it helps. Regular maintenance of your unit can help with this build up of dust on your air filters and as well as maintaining a debris-free area around the condenser coils. Annual AC maintenance visit include a complete cleaning, so your system will start off the warm season at full capacity.
4. Call a professional to diagnose and repair, if the system is still not working
Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling specializes in finding problems, making thorough repairs, and completely checking each part of your system to ensure safety and reliability. Your Durham AC repair will be performed with the highest level of expertise, so your cooling system will return to better efficiency and a comfortable temperature. If it turns out that your system was older and in need of a replacement, we install top brands that have a reputation for quality and excellence, so you can have long-lasting comfort in your home. Our technicians are certified and trained to determine the most time-saving and affordable solutions for AC repairs. For outstanding service and long term results with your heating and cooling systems, contact Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling today at 919-929-9886.