Common AC Problems in Clearwater

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Midway Services can help you do just that so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of a properly functioning air conditioner. Searching for what might be wrong with your air conditioner and if you should 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 should change your filters? If you aren’t sure the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to do so. 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 not dirty, go outside and have a look at the AC itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become wedged 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 should never try to make 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 runs in one 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 switching on and off in short bursts. An irregular AC cycle may be an sign of larger problems that will require 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 Clearwater hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more urgent problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Midway Services at 727-219-2471.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Midway Services are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 727-219-2471 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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