Common AC Problems in Austin

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem taken care of as soon as possible. Strand Brothers Service Experts can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the feeling of a well-tuned air conditioner. Curious what might be wrong 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 notorious for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you should change your filters? If you can’t remember 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 first thing.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is fine, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become wedged in or build up around the housing. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be wrong. 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 recognize 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 good shape 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 warning of bigger problems that will call for 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 Austin hasn't been experiencing 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts at .

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Strand Brothers Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to fix 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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