Common Problems That Can Cause Your Air Conditioning To Stop Working Correctly

Posted on: 28 July 2021

The air conditioning system in your home cools the air passing through it and removes humidity to make the interior of your home more comfortable. If the system stops working, you may need to call an AC repair service and have them troubleshoot the system for you. There are some common causes of AC shutdown, and often the issue is not overly complicated for the tech to resolve. 

Dirty AC Filters

Dirty filters are one of the most common reasons for a residential air conditioner to stop running. The filters allow air to pass through the system and over the coils, and if the filters are dirty, the air cannot effectively move through the system. 

The AC tech can replace the filters and clean the coils for you, allowing more air to move through and will enable the system to run correctly. The filters should be changed regularly to ensure the best airflow and performance from the AC system, so if you are not sure where to find the filters in your system, have the AC tech show you how to get to them so you can maintain the system between service visits.

Broken Belts

Inside your air conditioning system, there are several drive belts. The most critical one runs from the blower motor to the blower fan, and if the belt fails or is damaged in some way, the blower will not be able to move the required amount of air through the AC system. 

If you notice a rubber smell in your home, you may have a belt that is slipping and needs replacing. The belt is inside the air conditioning system, where an AC repair tech will be able to get to it, but it is best left to them. The AC repair service can inspect the belts in the system to determine if they need replacing or if there is a bigger problem that needs to be addressed.

Thermostat Malfunctions

The thermostat that controls your air conditioning system can start to malfunction if it is older and may need to be replaced. The AC repair tech can test the thermostat for you and install a new unit if you need it in just a few minutes. 

If you are interested in upgrading to a smart thermostat for your home, talk to the technician working on your AC system about it. Smart thermostats come with many different options, but when they are set up and used correctly, they can reduce the cost of operating your AC unit by monitoring the home to determine when the system should be running and adjusting the temperature if no one is at home. 

Contact a company like IMS Heating & Air Inc to learn more.


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