Common AC Problems in Calgary

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem solved as quickly as possible. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you do just that so you can get back to enjoying the feeling of a well-tuned 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 usual suspects 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 don’t know 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 immediately.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is still clean, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become stuck 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 shouldn’t attempt an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to take note when something looks or sounds wrong.
  • 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 abnormal AC cycle may be an indicator of larger problems that will call for 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 Calgary 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 403-279-5760.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 403-279-5760 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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