Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Tips

Items to Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioning

PROBLEM: Air Condensor not running

There are a few things that may help you resolve your problem. Check to assure there is power. If no power check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Any other power issues should be checked by a technician. Also, check the batteries in the thermostat and make sure they are set properly. Try lowering the thermostat by 5 degrees and see if it turns on. The next thing that comes into question would be a faulty motor or compressor which you should give Spadafore Oil and Energy a call at (978) 534-5171 for professional troubleshooting and repairs.

PROBLEM: Inadequate Air Cooling

If you are experiencing this problem, the first thing we would recommend is to once again lower your thermostat by five degrees. If that does not fix the problem, you may have a dirty evaporator. Keep in mind that extremely hot days could impact your unit’s effectiveness and you may be able to achieve your desired temperatures inside your home. If you still are not getting the desired results from your unit give Spadafore Oil and Energy a call for professional troubleshooting and repairs. Check or replace the air filter. If frost is visible at the unit shut it down and run the fan only for at least one hour. Then return to normal operations.

PROBLEM: A/C Unit Not Cooling

There are many variables which can cause this situation, from a dirty or blocked condenser to the level of refrigerant in the system. Make sure your condenser is not being overgrown with tall weeds, grass, or other airborne debris which is just preventative maintenance. Because this problem will involve more intensive diagnostic service and possible issues with coolant, we would recommend a professional on-site to resolve this problem.

PROBLEM: Air Unit Shuts On and  Off Repeatedly

Once again this is a problem that can happen with a dirty or blocked condenser unit, as well as a dirty evaporator. An annual tune-up on your Air Conditioning unit can eliminate this problem from ever occurring. Also removing any and all obstructions will eliminate any future problems like this.

When to Call an HVAC Professional?

Spadafore Oil and Energy does not recommend that a homeowner attempt to clean their own Air Conditioning unit without the proper knowledge of the system and the correct equipment. However, annual tune-ups and general upkeep maintenance will keep the unit running at maximum efficiency. Anytime you need to address the coolant, you must have a professional HVAC contractor. If you have already done some of the basic troubleshooting suggestions listed above, and the problem still exists, it’s time to contact SPADAFORE OIL AND ENERGY978-534-5171.