How to Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioning Unit

When your air conditioner isn't working, you may worry that getting it fixed will be out of your budget. Luckily, there are some ways to troubleshoot your central air issues. Once you learn the underlying problems and how to troubleshoot them, you'll save tons of money on AC annually.

Why does my furnace come on when I start my air conditioner?

Typically, this is a sign of an electrical issue. You can inspect your thermostat prior to calling an electrician. If your batteries died, you might simply need to change them. If your thermostat loses connection or the connection is faulty, it may blow hot air. For your safety, contact a professional HVAC technician to check it out. From there, you can find the appropriate solution.

Why is my air conditioner making so much noise?

If you hear some noise coming from your air conditioner, don't be alarmed. Your unit's fan and compression cycling can make a bit of noise. However, constant vibrating is a cause for concern. This is an indication of an improper air conditioning installation.

Start by correcting your air conditioner's positioning. If the problem persists, use the instruction manual to troubleshoot the installation error.

Why is the cool air barely blowing?

When your air isn't blowing at full capacity, chances are you have a dirty filter. Pet hair and debris get trapped in filters, making it hard for air to pass through. If you have pets or run your air for several hours a day, take a look at your filter and replace it every few months. If possible, invest in a reusable filter that can be cleaned.

If your filter is clean and you're still losing air, check your windows. If they're not sealed properly, air can seep through the cracks. If your windows are older, you'll have to either re-weather them or replace them altogether.

When it's hot out, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to malfunction. Before you worry about expensive energy bills and hiring a professional HVAC technician, consider troubleshooting the problem yourself. In most cases, seemingly large problems have a straightforward fix like cleaning a filter. If you need professional help, don't hesitate to contact us at Romano Bros. Heating & Air.