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A Guide for You and Your Air Conditioning Problems

Having an air conditioning unit in your home is a great thing, since it keeps your house cool when it’s hot outside. But sometimes air conditioning problems can create headaches, especially when your A/C unit doesn’t work to its full capacity. Perhaps the air is not coming out as cool as before, or it just keeps turning off and on without you having it set in the auto position.

DIY or Call a Pro? – Tips for You and Your Air Conditioning Problems

Sometimes with air conditioning problems, DIY is not the best option.

When air conditioning problems occur, it is tempting to want to fix those problems yourself. After all, you would think you can save a lot of money that way. The truth is sometimes you can if it just needs a simple tinkering. But often times it would be a better idea to call a professional repairman before you make a tricky problem even worse. Here is a look at some of the times you can use DIY, as well as times when you shouldn’t do it yourself and just call a repairman.

When the Unit Doesn’t Run

If you find your unit is not running, you can do a few things to check. For example, if you see that there isn’t any power, you can check for blown fuses or circuit breakers and restore the circuit. However, if this does not fix the problem, then you may have a faulty motor and will need to call a technician.

Uneven or Inadequate Cooling

If the unit is not cooling like it should, check your thermostat first to see if you have it set too high. Move it about 5 degrees. If that does not fix the problem, the cause may be that your unit is too small for your home, which means you will need a new one. Obviously this is when you should call a professional to have it installed.

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Unit Will Not Cool

When you see that your unit is not cooling, it could be that your condenser is either dirty or blocked. This can easily be fixed by cleaning the coil and fins, or by removing debris such as weeds and grass. However, if there is not enough refrigerant in the system or the compressor is faulty, you will need to get a repairman over ASAP.

To schedule an appointment for someone to come out and take a look at your air conditioning problems, call Brown & Reaves Services at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible.

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