At one point or another, most of us will run into a problem with our A/C system. Being aware of the most common A/C issues and what solutions are possible to get your system back up and running RIGHT can save you time and money. Our JD Service Now team has listed out the most common problems you should be aware of and the solutions behind them below.
Water Leak Outdoors
As the weather becomes warmer, you might notice a puddle of water outside of your home right under the compressor of your A/C unit. This could be the case of several factors including a dry air filter, improper installation, blockage in your drain pipe, or low refrigerant levels.
Solution: It’s time to call a professional! In the meantime, you should turn OFF your A/C system and disconnect the power supply. This can be a tricky fix that needs to be taken care of in a timely manner.
Dirty A/C Filter
A clogged air filter restricts the airflow, making your system work harder to cool down your home. As a result, the efficiency of your system decreases as well.
Solution: If you feel that your air conditioner's flow is feeling “clogged up” take a peek at your air filter. If it looks dirty, then it is time for a replacement. You should change your filter every 2 months during peak seasons and even more often if you are a pet owner! This will keep your A/C system’s airflow from being restricted.
If your A/C is short cycling and your home feels warmer than usual, a faulty thermostat could be to blame. There are a few reasons this could be causing an issue with your thermostat. It could be a more serious issue like dust build-up and corrosion or it could be a set of dead batteries or insufficient calibration.
Solution: If you have a battery-operated thermostat, check if the batteries are working. To solve dirt build-up, remove the cover and take a soft brush to clean any dirt. If you notice a corrosion build-up, contact a professional. To check for thermostat calibration, take a glass thermometer and place it next to your thermostat. After 15 minutes, check the readings of both devices. If there’s a discrepancy of more than one degree, it’s time to recalibrate your thermostat.
We hope that you found this article helpful in providing solutions to some of the most common A/C problems that you may face. If you believe your A/C system is ever experiencing more complex issues, it’s always best to contact a member of our JD Service Now team to take a look and get your system running RIGHT.