3 Common Summer Air Conditioning Problems

While there are many types of air conditioning problems that can cause a lack of cool air, there are three specific issues that are most likely to happen in the summer. By being able to identify these common problems, you can determine if and when it’s time to call a technician for service.

Decreased Air Flow

Are temperatures beginning to climb in your home, and you’re just not feeling cold air coming from the vents? Your air conditioner blower may be dirty, or there could have a clog or a build-up of debris which is hindering air flow. Another possibility is leaking refrigerant or malfunctioning condenser coils. This air conditioning problem almost always warrants calling for service.

Rapid Cycling

Does your air conditioner keep cycling between the on and off settings? This is an indicator that either the condenser or the evaporator needs to be cleaned. In some cases, the condenser unit can be partially or completely blocked, causing the unit to turn on and off continuously.

It Won’t Turn on at All

This problem is particularly common after an electrical storm. During monsoon seasons when lightening is common, systems can fail to work due to overloaded power or tripped circuit breakers. If resetting the breaker doesn’t work, it’s likely there is a problem with the unit that warrants scheduling a call for service.

Avoid Summer Air Conditioning Problems

The best way to avoid an unexpected breakdown of your air conditioner is to schedule a tune-up which can help you maintain optimal efficiency, as well as avoid inconvenient and costly system breakdowns during the peak cooling season. At Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we want to make sure you’re cool all summer long. Call today for a tune-up from one of our licensed technicians and consider an ongoing air conditioning maintenance agreement to give you peace of mind throughout the year.