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The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

Air Conditioner ProblemsFor the most part, modern air conditioning systems are trouble-free. Air conditioners keep your Nassau County┬áhome extremely comfortable, and it’s not often that you have to give them a second thought. However, like all major appliances, the equipment can sometimes develop problems, and when it does, your home can become very uncomfortable, and it may even leave you in an unsafe situation.

The professionals at Lyon’s Air Conditioning and Heating can help you troubleshoot your air conditioner if and when you do encounter problems, and we also offer preventative maintenance services to help you keep the unit in excellent condition and operating efficiently at all times. Some common AC problems can be resolved by the average homeowner, but calling a professional for assistance is never a bad idea.

Here are a few of the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their AC systems:

The Unit Does Not Come On

At the beginning of the cooling season, it’s not uncommon for air conditioners to fail to operate. If the thermostat is defective or isn’t set properly, your AC unit will not turn on.

If this is the cause, you can probably resolve the issue easily on your own. Simply check your thermostat and make sure that it’s in the “cooling” position. If you have an automated thermostat, make sure the timer is not set to be off during this period. You may need to contact an HVAC contractor to have your Nassau County home’s thermostat re-calibrated.

Another potential cause of the problem may be that the unit is not receiving any power. To determine if this is the cause, check your circuit or fuse breaker to see if it has tripped. You should always contact a professional when you’re experiencing any electrical problems, as working with your electrical system is extremely dangerous.

The Unit Blows Warm Air

If your air conditioner blows warm air, it may because of dirty filters. The system is producing cold air, but it’s not able to blow it through your ductwork. You should replace your air filters at least once every three months during the cooling season.

If your filters have been changed, you should make sure that your outdoor unit is on and running. If it is on and is not running, call our professionals to have your system inspected.

Frozen Air Conditioning Unit

A number of problems can cause your Nassau County home’s air conditioning system to freeze. One possible cause is improper airflow, which can prevent your AC from working properly. Check your filters and clean or replace them as necessary. You should also ensure that the coils are free of dirt, debris, or other obstructions.

While a homeowner will be able to clear away debris and change air filters, you will need to call a certified technician to replace any electrical components.