Common AC Problems in Atlanta

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes out you want to get the problem solved as promptly as possible. Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you do just that so you can get back to enjoying life with a well-tuned air conditioner. Curious what might be amiss with your air conditioner and if you would be wise to schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.

  • Filter first

  • First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are usual suspects for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you need to change your filters? If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to change them. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in first thing.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the air conditioner itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the walls of the unit. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be amiss. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to take note when something looks or sounds incorrect.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air stays on in a cycle. An air conditioner in proper working condition typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than turning on and off in short bursts. An irregular AC cycle may be an sign of bigger problems that will require professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
  • Check your fuse box

  • If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in a thunderstorm, but if Atlanta hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more serious problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at .

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Peachtree Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to correct these and other common AC problems. Call or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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