Common AC Problems in Albany

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem taken care of as soon as possible. Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the feeling of a properly functioning air conditioner. Want to know what might be out of whack with your air conditioner and if you should schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.

  • Filter first

  • First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are common culprits for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you ought to change your filters? If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to do so. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in right away.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become wedged in or build up around the housing. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be amiss. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds incorrect.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air stays on in a cycle. An air conditioner in good shape typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than switching on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an indicator of bigger problems that will require professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
  • Check your fuse box

  • If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in bad weather, but if Albany hasn't been experiencing severe weather, there may be a more pressing problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at .

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are on call 24/7/365 to correct these and other common AC problems. Call or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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