It’s the dog days of summer here in Belleville, which means it’s prime time for pool cookouts, trips to the shore, and road trips. You know what it’s not prime time for? Your air conditioning unit to go out.
In fact, there’s probably no worse time for an A/C unit to stop functioning than the middle of a Michigan summer. After all, air conditioning units are not only responsible for proper cooling, but they also minimize humidity in the air and help to reduce allergy symptoms.
So, what should you do if your A/C stops working and you need to fix it as soon as possible?
First, start by identifying the problem.
Common A/C Problems and Solutions
If your air conditioning unit is “working,” but only blowing hot air, it signals a problem. Typically, these causes can explain why your A/C unit is seemingly turning into a furnace:
- Dirty or clogged filters — Dirt essentially act as a dam for your air conditioning unit. Instead of clean, cool air being able to flow freely, the dirt or debris blocks it. As you might’ve guessed, the solution to this problem involves cleaning your filters or getting a professional HVAC service to do it.
- Condenser issues — We don’t always think of the condenser as a part of our air conditioning unit, but it’s fundamental to A/C operation. The condenser is the box that sits outside of your house and pulls in cool air. If it’s dirty, the same blockage issues occur.
- Electrical problems — Your thermostat is like the brain of your A/C system. It takes environmental data (room temperature) and determines whether the air should be cooler or warmer. When its sensory capabilities are compromised, your entire A/C system is as well. If your home feels way hotter than the 72 degrees your thermostat reads, trust yourself. There’s a chance your thermostat might not be reporting the correct temperature.
- Insufficient refrigerant — Refrigerant, as the name suggests, actually cools the air down. If you don’t have enough refrigerant, it’s like driving a car without enough gas.
HVAC Service in Belleville
Identifying the problem is always the first step in finding a solution, but that doesn’t mean you’re actually equipped to make the fix.
While you might be able to replace air filters with little expertise, condenser and thermostat issues are a bit more complicated. Here, we recommend hiring a professional HVAC service to work on your A/C unit. Not only can experts help to repair your HVAC system, but they can also identify other potential issues that might’ve otherwise gone undetected.
Air Temperature Control, Inc.
As a top-rated HVAC service company in Belleville, Air Temperature Control, Inc. has more than 35 years of experience with furnace and A/C repair.
We also have 24/7 emergency service available, so we can help you if you’re in a crunch!
If your air conditioning unit is on the fritz, give us a call today or fill out a service request form online.