With the arrival of spring comes warmer days, and as the temperatures get into the 80’s homeowners are turning on the AC. Unfortunately for some homeowners, the AC is blowing warm air rather than the cold conditioned air expected. There can be a number of things causing the lack of air conditioning, and a few are simple fixes. Before calling Minuteman Heating & AC to schedule an air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas, check the following:
The home’s air conditioning system has its own dedicated electrical circuit. Check the circuit breaker in the electrical panel and ensure it is in the ‘ON’ position. The circuit breaker can trip for a number of reasons, including a damaged wire in the system or the its circuit, a loose connection, a power surge and other causes. If you find the breaker off, push it back to the on position. If the breaker trips again, there is a problem requiring an HVAC technician to provide air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas. However, if a surge tripped the breaker without causing damage, the AC should be operable once power is restored. Contact Minuteman Heating & AC to schedule repair.
Dirty Air Filter
The air filter filters all air coming into the air conditioning system, providing it with protection. Routinely changing the air filter as the manufacturer energy efficiency and helps to extend the lifespan of the HVAC system. A dirty air filter can restrict the airflow through the system, causing it to work harder and can lead to its overheating. The consequences of a dirty filter is unnecessary wear and tear on the AC, a dirty coil which affects its performance and ability to create the cold air you rely on. Check the filter and change it if necessary. Mark it on a calendar to change the filter as recommended, a clean filter goes a long way in preventing unnecessary air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas.
A number of persons will turn off the AC, and set the fan on manual to pull in fresh air, especially in the spring. It is common for it to be forgotten, and with the AC off, the compressor will not run, and cold air will not be produced. It creates the appearance of the AC blowing warm air, and is often the cause behind calls for service.
Check the thermostat for the proper settings when the AC is blowing warm air, and before you schedule an air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas.
Clear the Space Surrounding the Condensor
The air conditioning component that is located outdoors is called a condenser. Keep the area surrounding it clear of weeds, grass plants and clutter. Failing to do so can result in a reduced lifespan of the systems main and most costly component, the compressor. Furthermore, when cutting the grass, do not aim the mower discharge chute towards the condenser. Damage can occur, and the accumulation of dust will result in poor performance, and the need for cleaning of the outdoor condensing coil. Give us a call today to schedule air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas.
A refrigerant leak is not a repair that the average homeowner can provide. Leaking refrigerant can result in a frozen coil, and the AC blowing warm air. When the coil has a frosted or iced appearance, it is a likely indication of low refrigerant. The leak will require repair before recharging with refrigerant, otherwise it will continue to leak into the atmosphere. Contact a Minuteman Heating & AC professional for air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas.
A Bad Compressor
The air conditioner relys on the compressor to pump refrigerant through the system in order to provide cold air. When the compressor fails, the choices are to replace it or install a new air conditioning installation in Arlington, Texas. Unless the system is fairly new, or still under warranty, replacement of the system is often the best choice.
Faulty switches, bad capacitors, loose connections and other electrical problems are a common cause of calls for air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas, especially in aging systems. Wear due to age and/or a lack of routine maintenance are a common cause of a short lifespan. Routine maintenance pays off in the end.
Changing the air filter routinely will help to keep the coil and system clean. Dirty coils prevent the air conditioner from properly operating. When the coil begins to soil, routine maintenance will enable cleaning and prevention of problems related to a dirty coil. Your HVAC technician can provide coil cleaning, ensuring the coldest air possible, and energy efficiency.
Professionally provided annual maintenance or biannual maintenance for heat pumps, provides a comprehensive inspection of your air conditioning system. Our NATE certified technicians will go through your system with an attention to detail, including inspecting the condensate drain. A dirty coil is a common cause of water running onto the floor, resulting in damage to your home.
Evaporator Drain Clog
In split systems, the fan blower is indoors. This is the area where you change the air filter. The evaporator coil is also located in this section, and as it sweats during the process of cooling, the condensation runs down the coil and into the evaporator pan. A drain in the pan carries the condensation outside of the home. When the drain clogs, the evaporator pan is likely to overflow. Contact a Minuteman technician for air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas.
MinutemanHeating & AC NATE certified technicians provide reliable residential and commercial heating and air conditioning services. If your AC is experiencing problems, contact us today to schedule air conditioning repair in Arlington, Texas. We serve Arlington, Mansfield and the surrounding areas. Minuteman Heating & AC is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.