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AC Troubleshooting Tips

August 25, 2023 | Blog

You do not have to call your HVAC technician right away for all your AC maintenance needs. What if we told you, there are steps you can take on your own before calling for professional help? Channell Heating & Cooling is here to give you a few tips on how to do just that. Read on to learn about some issues that may occur with your air conditioner that you can check on your own.

AC Not Cooling

When it comes to your system not cooling, it can be caused by a number of things. You may need to check your filter to see if it’s dirty. Take a look at your compressor unit as well. This can easily be located on the side or back of your home. 

With one look, you’ll be able to tell if your unit has debris or overgrown vines blocking airflow. If so, clear this away, and the problem should be solved. If not, Channell Heating & Cooling is only one call or click away!

AC Won’t Turn on

Oftentimes the reason your air conditioner is not turning on is because of a faulty thermostat. Your thermostat is the control center for turning your air conditioner on and off. Luckily, this is an easy fix. All you need to do is reset your thermostat to the proper setting and you are free to use it again.

Another reason your system won’t turn on could be your circuit breaker. To fix this issue, all you need to do is reset the breaker connected to your AC system. After that you can check if your air conditioner turns on again and you should be good to go. If it continues to trip, reach out to our team for professional AC installation to keep your system running as it should.

Water Leaks From Cooling Unit

Water can sometimes leak from your air conditioning unit. If this happens, you must turn off your AC immediately to avoid any water damage to your home or HVAC system. Water leaks can be caused by a clogged drain line which you can fix yourself. 

Simply use a wet/dry vacuum to suction the clog or debris from your drain line. If the leaking persists, our team at Channell Heating & Cooling is here — your nearby Hazlehurst AC repair technicians. 

Frozen Condenser

Frozen AC systems are often a result of poor airflow, refrigerant leaks or improper AC installation. To avoid this problem, make sure your vents are open to circulate conditioned air, you change your filter every 3 months and schedule routine seasonal HVAC maintenance. 

If you discover that your AC is frozen, take the following steps. First, turn off your AC unit. Once it is turned off let it sit for a while to see if the coils start to defrost. Then, turn the thermostat from “auto” to “on”. The fan can help defrost your system faster. It can take up to 24 hours for it to completely unfreeze. Last, reach out to our team to schedule your air conditioner repair.

Worn Or Dirty Air Filter

Another aspect of AC maintenance you can do on your own is take care of your air filter. Air filters are designed to get dirty, but if they aren’t changed regularly, they can cause your air conditioner to not work properly. 

Make sure your air filter is the correct size, and remember to replace it at least every quarter of the year. Depending on the size and lifestyle of your household, you may need a new filter more often. If you’re not confident changing your filter on your own, let our technicians handle it during your next AC tune-up appointment. 

Channell Heating & Cooling is always trying to help our customers save the most — be that time, energy, money or peace of mind! That’s why we’re confident  sharing steps on how to fix an AC issue on your own. For any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we’d be happy to help!

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