Texans know the worst feeling is being left in the Southern heat without air conditioning. When your A/C needs repair, sometimes it’s not necessary to hire a professional technician to get it back to working condition. There are plenty of DIY air conditioning repairs that homeowners can tackle themselves.
In this blog post, we cover some of the most common A/C repair needs and the easy fixes homeowners can try to troubleshoot on their own. We also cover some signs that indicate the need to call in the professional team at Frymire Home Services. Read on to discover our top tips for troubleshooting an unresponsive air conditioner!
Top Three A/C Issues & DIY Fixes
There are three main issues that homeowners commonly experience when their A/C doesn’t work as it should. Take a look through the top three air conditioning problems and what their troubleshooting recommendations are below:
- A/C Won’t Turn On: If the unit refuses to turn on at all, the problem is likely due to a tripped circuit breaker, blown fuse, faulty thermostat, or internal switch being turned off. Check to see if your unit is receiving adequate power from your home’s electrical panel first. Then, reset the circuit breaker or replace the blown fuse. Ensure all switches in and around the A/C unit are set to the “on” position and make sure the blower door is securely closed.
- No Cool Air Blowing: When your system turns on but does not blow cool air, it’s likely because something is blocking the airflow inside the system. Check your thermostat to ensure it’s working properly, then examine the condenser to see if it’s dirty or if there’s visible blockage. If there is, clean it, then move on to the air filters and clean or replace as needed.
- Poor Airflow Circulation: If you’re experiencing poor airflow throughout the home, the problem probably lies in a dirty air filter or ductwork. Resolve the problem by cleaning or replacing your air filter. Inspect the ductwork in your home as well to ensure nothing has been disconnected or clogged. You’ll also want to check register dampers on vents in your home to ensure they’re set to the open position.
While these common air conditioning problems are fairly easy to troubleshoot on your own, there are instances where it’s best to call in a professional HVAC technician like those available at Frymire Home Services. Read on to find out what signs will tell you it’s time to call in a knowledgeable technician for the job.
Signs It’s Time to Call an HVAC Professional
When problems persist and DIY fixes don’t cut it, there comes a time when calling in a professional team is necessary. Such instances include the following signs of needed A/C repair:
- There’s a faulty compressor or motor in the system
- The unit is too small for the home
- There isn’t enough refrigerant in the unit
- Strange noises or odors
- Sudden increases in energy bills
- Excess water/leakage
If you’ve experienced any of the above symptoms, it’s time to call the professionals at Frymire Home Service for air conditioning repair. Contact our team to schedule service and get the relief you deserve today!
Frymire Home Services for Fort Worth A/C Repair
At Frymire Home Services, we’re proud to provide Dallas and Fort Worth area residents with the A/C repair team they can trust. Our HVAC technicians are highly skilled and capable of handling virtually any air conditioning repair request. Contact us to schedule your A/C repair service and take back control of your home’s comfort today.