Billy’s Bits of Wisdom
One of the most frustrating things to happen during the summer is a broken AC. You get home from being out and you feel like you’re walking into a sauna. Your AC isn’t working. Or worse, it’s blowing hot air, the opposite of what you want.
Here are some tips on how to handle a faulty AC.
Do an Inspection
The first thing to do when your AC isn’t working is to take a look at it. Try replacing the filter and cleaning out the coils. Dust buildup can block airflow and hinder your AC’s ability to function.
See if there’s a leak around your system. There may be a break in the refrigeration tank, which would prevent the air from getting cold when it passes through the system.
Pro Tip: If your unit is blowing warm air, don’t just add more refrigerant. The only time you’d need to add refrigerant is if there was a leak, which would need to be repaired first.
Check the Thermostat
Your thermostat may be the reason your AC isn’t cooling down your home. First, make sure the temperature setting is accurate. Then make sure your fan setting is set to “auto” instead of “on.” When the setting is set to “on,” the AC will run all day, no matter the temperature. So you’ll be blowing warm air from outside into your home when the AC function isn’t on. On “auto,” the fan will only run when the temperature needs to cool down.
If your thermostat is reading the correct temperature and you’re set to auto, there may be a wiring or connection issue. Contact your local HVAC technician to get to the root of the problem.
Bring in the Experts
When you’re getting hot air out of your vents in the dead of Florida summer, don’t hesitate to call in your local HVAC team. An expert will be able to do a full inspection of your unit and diagnose the problem. They’ll also be able to fix smaller problems that you may not be aware of.
Contact ServiceOne Air Conditioning & Plumbing at (407) 499-8333 when you need any service on your air conditioner.