Common AC Problems in Gaithersburg

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Parker Pearce Service Experts can help you do just that so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of a working air conditioner. Curious what might be wrong with your air conditioner and if you might need 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 ought 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 fine, 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 out of place. 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 out of the ordinary.
  • 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 shape typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than switching on and off in short bursts. An abnormal AC cycle may be an warning of more serious 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 a thunderstorm, but if Gaithersburg 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts at 301-476-4577.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Parker Pearce Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 301-476-4577 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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