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Common AC Problems and How to Fix Them

Everyone knows that air conditioning is one of the best ways to stay cool, but what happens when your AC breaks down? At Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, we provide reliable air conditioning repair services for our local clients, and we want to help you overcome your AC issues as well. If you’re dealing with a stubborn AC unit, and aren’t sure whether it’s time to call an HVAC company, keep reading. We've put together this article to help you troubleshoot common AC problems and get your system back up and running again quickly.

Short Cycling

Is your unit turning on and shutting off again repeatedly? Short cycling can be caused by a number of issues. If a thermostat is not set correctly, the compressor may be trying to keep the room temperature at a lower level than it should be. If the compressor is running too long, it could lead to overheating or other malfunctions. So, the first step is to check your thermostat settings. It’s possible that your thermostat is failing completely, if so then you may need to replace it. If that isn’t the issue, then the next step is to check your air filters. If they are dirty and need to be cleaned or replaced, then this could be the reason your system is short cycling. A fresh filter should relieve the issue quickly. And, if your thermostat is fine and your air filters are clean, but your system is still acting up, then you could have a refrigerant leak. If so, then you’ll need to get a professional inspection to ensure that the leak is properly repaired.

Hot Air Blowing from Vents

If your AC is blowing hot air, first check the filters. They should be cleaned or replaced every one to three months, so make sure that you check them regularly. If they are clean, then you will need to check your refrigerant. Low refrigerant levels can cause your system to stop cooling the air. An HVAC specialist can check your system for leaks, and refill your refrigerant to ensure that your system is functioning optimally.

AC Won’t Stop Running

If your air conditioning unit won't stop running, the problem is probably with the thermostat. It could be an issue with the settings, in which case, your system can go back to normal right away with little hassle. However, if the thermostat is malfunctioning, you may need a replacement, or have an electrical issue.

Do You Need an Air Conditioning Repair Service?

If you have any of the common AC problems listed above and are struggling with finding the right solution, then a reliable HVAC company can help you solve the issue fast. Reach out to the specialists at Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air today. We'll help you fix your AC fast and affordably. With our help, you'll be back to enjoying fresh air and comfortable temperatures in no time. Contact our office if you have any questions or concerns, or when you’re ready to schedule a convenient appointment with a qualified HVAC technician in your area.

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