Since most AC units in Florida run year-round, they seldom get days off, it makes sense why they have frequent issues!
We know that when your AC system stops working in the middle of summer, it’s hard to resist trying to fix the issue yourself. But we’re going to come right out and say it: you shouldn’t attempt to fix any AC problem on your own.
Air conditioners are intricate pieces of equipment and attempting to fix them without proper training can potentially harm you and your HVAC system.
In this article, we outline AC repairs you should never attempt on your own and describe maintenance steps you can take before calling in the professionals for an emergency AC repair service.
Most AC repairs need to be performed by a trained, experienced technician. Attempting to repair your AC unit with a DIY solution can result in injury or further damage to your HVAC system. Even the most basic repairs require specialized tools and knowledge.
These are a list of common AC issues that you should never attempt to fix on your own:
Often, it’s just as tricky to identify what’s wrong with your AC system as it is to fix the issue. Only a trained professional will be able to find the issue, identify the root cause of the issue, and fully repair your system.
Sometimes, there isn’t a big issue with your AC unit, and it may not need a repair. Here are some maintenance tips that you can do to check your system before you call a professional AC company.
If your AC is taking longer to cool your home, tripping the AC unit’s breaker, or blowing air with low pressure, check your air filter. The filter’s job is to collect dust and dirt instead of letting it circulate in your home and over time, it can become clogged and disrupt the airflow.
A simple but essential step is to make sure your thermostat is set to the correct temperature. A family member who gets cold easily might have changed the settings while you weren’t looking!
If your AC’s fans or compressor aren’t starting up at all, the circuit may have tripped. Reset your breaker and see if your AC runs as usual.
If the breaker trips again, it’s a sign of an issue inside the system. Call in one of our HVAC professionals to inspect and repair your HVAC system.
Make sure that all room vents are open and unobstructed. When these vents are closed, it increases the pressure inside your AC. This can damage your unit and force it to shut off.
Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has decades of experience fixing air conditioners. With our training and experience, you can trust us to have your AC system up and running in no time!
Is your home in need of AC repairs? Contact us today at 1-800-475-1504 to schedule our AC inspection and repair service.
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