Common AC Problems in Kitchener

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem solved as promptly as possible. Hammond Plumbing & Heating can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying life with a properly functioning air conditioner. Want to know what might be wrong 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 should change your filters? If you aren’t sure 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 first thing.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is still clean, 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 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 shouldn’t attempt 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 runs in one cycle. An air conditioner in good working order 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 irregular AC cycle may be an warning of bigger 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 storm, but if Kitchener 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 Hammond Plumbing & Heating at 226-240-1120.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Hammond Plumbing are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 226-240-1120 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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