A lot of things can go wrong with a home air conditioning system, and most of them require professional AC Repair in San Marcos. However, there are some things you can fix on your own if you can troubleshoot the problem correctly. The following are some of the most common air conditioning problems and solutions.
Problem #1: The air condenser isn’t running. The condenser is a heat-exchange device that cools and condenses refrigerant from the compressor. If the unit isn’t running, make sure it’s plugged in and that there is no visible damage to the cord. Then check the circuit breaker for a tripped breaker or a blown fuse. If you can’t find any problem in the power supply, lower the thermostat by five degrees and see if the condenser starts up again. If not, the problem may be with the motor or the compressor, either of which would require professional attention.
Problem #2: The condenser is running, but the air isn’t cooling enough. This problem might be caused by a dirty evaporator or a clogged air filter. You can try cleaning the evaporator and/or filter thoroughly and then wait a few hours to see if the problem corrects itself. If the outside temperature is very hot, your air conditioner may simply not be capable of achieving as low a temperature as you want. The problem could also be that your air conditioner is too small for your needs.
Problem #3: The air conditioner is running, but it isn’t blowing air. If this is the case, it could be that the belt connecting the motor and the blower is broken. It is a fairly simple procedure to replace the belt yourself if you are confident of your DIY skills; otherwise, you’ll need to call a technician for assistance. You’ll need to buy the exact model belt that your system currently at a hardware store and slip the new belt on the motor’s pulley first. Then start it on the blower pulley, rotating the blower pulley until the belt is in place.
If you notice other problems like leaking condensation, an unusual noise, or uneven room temperatures, it’s best to get troubleshooting help from an expert. Visit Stillmanheatandair.com for more information about AC Repair in San Marcos.
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