Common AC Problems in Kansas City

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes out you want to get the problem taken care of as soon as possible. Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you do just that so your family can get back to enjoying life with a working 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 common culprits 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 aren’t sure the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time for a switch. 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 immediately.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become stuck 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 shouldn’t attempt an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds wrong.
  • 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 good working order typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than flipping on and off in short bursts. An irregular AC cycle may be an warning of larger problems that will need 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 bad weather, but if Kansas City hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more pressing problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 816-787-0500.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 816-787-0500 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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