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Common AC Problems and How You Can Fix Them

May 1, 2021 | Blog

When your AC is not performing the way you’d like it can make your home downright miserable. Here in Beaumont, air conditioning is a necessity, and we can’t afford to have undiagnosed AC problems appearing during the hottest months of the year. That’s why being able to troubleshoot your AC could save you a lot of stress and inconvenience.  

Efficient Systems is here to address three of the most common air conditioner problems you may encounter and the HVAC solutions that could fix them quickly. Our team is always ready to come to help you out with your air conditioning repair, but check out these popular AC problems to feel more confident when evaluating your AC unit. 

Top 3 AC Issues 

Many times AC problems appear because the unit has not been properly maintained. AC maintenance prevents breakdowns and mysterious problems by staying on top of the unit’s health and performance. To avoid problems like the ones listed below, schedule your annual AC tune-up before summer hits. 

  1. The Unit Won’t Turn On

When your AC won’t power on, there could be multiple culprits causing the issue. First, you need to check all of the power sources. Check the outdoor unit to see if the compressor inside is running and if the unit is plugged into the outlet. You can also locate your home’s electrical panel and make sure the circuit to the AC unit is not tripped. 

 If all your power sources are in order, try to turn the thermostat down five degrees to jump-start the cooling process. Make sure your thermostat is on AUTO or COOL and not just FAN. This will ensure that your system is set to cool the air instead of just blowing it around in the vents. If none of these solutions work, your unit could have internal problems and should be checked out by an HVAC professional. 

  1. The Air Isn’t Cool

If you feel hot or warm air coming from your vents when you have the AC on, your unit is not functioning properly. One of the main causes of warm air is a dirty air filter. When your filter is clogged, it doesn’t allow air to flow normally through it and causes stress on the AC’s cooling components. Locate and change out your air filter to return to normal airflow. 

Another possible cause of warm air is frozen coils. If you are handy enough to look inside the AC unit to find the frosted or frozen coils, you may be able to let them thaw and return to normal function. Other common causes of warm air are compressor and refrigerant malfunctions. These HVAC repairs should only be done by a licensed AC contractor because refrigerant is extremely dangerous to humans. 

  1. Your Entire Home Isn’t Cool

Your air conditioner may be delivering cool air, but maybe it’s not enough to keep your entire home comfortable. The main reason this could be happening is if your AC is not the appropriate size for your home. A unit that is too small struggles to keep up with the cooling demands of the home and never quite reaches the temperature you want to feel. 

 Another common reason for inadequate cooling here in Texas is unrealistic expectations. Your AC is only designed to provide about a 20-degree temperature difference from outside. That means that you shouldn’t expect your unit to be able to deliver 68-degree air when it’s 100 degrees outside.  

 An AC professional can help evaluate any modifications that can be made to your air ducts or AC to provide more consistent cool air to the home. 

Beaumont Air Conditioning Repairs 

If any of these DIY air conditioner fixes don’t work, feel free to call the professionals at Efficient Systems. We’re more than happy to assess and repair your AC problem as quickly as we can to return cool air to your home. Give us a call today for more information! 

Why Choose Efficient Systems?

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COMFORT GUARANTEE
We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
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30% UTILITY SAVINGS GUARANTEE
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.

What Our Customers Have To Say

Very Professional

James was very professional and knowledgeable. Fixed the unit quickly and explained the process and effects of the repair/maintenance. Will always call ES from now on! Very happy with the work.

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Top Notch Service

James, the technician was very efficient and professional. Our attic space is very challenging to access and he managed to survive the adventure stoically! Did a great job of explaining system status and what was checked. Top notch overall.

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105 heat index day and AC not working correctly. Ryan Boyles was the tech that came to help. Diagnosed problem very quickly and fixed the issue. Looked at warranty package and determined the repair was warranty work…so NO charge. Outstanding.

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