Common AC Problems in Charleston

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes out you want to get the problem taken care of as soon as possible. Pardee Service Experts can help you do just that so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of a working air conditioner. Curious what might be out of whack with your air conditioner and if you might need to 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 need to change your filters? If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to change them. 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 AC itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the system. 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 out of the ordinary.
  • 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 proper working condition typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than turning on and off in short bursts. An irregular AC cycle may be an indicator of larger problems that will need 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 a thunderstorm, but if Charleston hasn't had any 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 Pardee Service Experts at 843-410-6103.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Pardee Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 843-410-6103 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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