Hot Air is Not Helping…
Is your air conditioner malfunctioning in your Georgia home? The problem might be caused by several issues, including blowing warm air. There are a few ways you can help on your own and if those ways don’t work, call Gainesville Mechanical to assist you with your cooling problems.
Our NATE-certified technicians are the best in the industry and will help you pinpoint where the problem is and suggest ways to fix your AC unit so you can resume normal activities.
3 Simple Things to Check
If your air conditioner unit isn’t performing at its best or blowing out hot air, you might be frustrated and sweating trying to determine the problem. These few simple tasks will help you decide if the problem is easily fixed or if you need to call Gainesville Mechanical for professional help:
- Check Your Thermostat: The first task to perform is checking your thermostat. If your thermostat is set to “ON” it means your fan is running 24/7 even when your cooling system isn’t. The fan will continuously blow air throughout your home, regardless of how cold or hot the air is. If this is the case, turn your thermostat to “AUTO” so the fan only blows when the air conditioner is operating.
- Check the Air Filter: Restricted air flow causes many problems with both your air conditioner and your heating system. Determine if you are experiencing airflow problems by checking your filter. If it’s dirty or clogged, it will cause a few problems with your air conditioner’s performance. Your AC unit will struggle to circulate enough cool air throughout your home to reach ideal temperatures when the air filter is dirty. Another common side effect of a clogged air filter is the evaporator coil freezing over, which blocks air from cooling over the coil. Check your filter every month and replace it every two to three months to keep your airflow healthy and free of obstructions.
- Remove Excess Debris: Your air conditioning works by absorbing heat from your air and transferring it to the exterior unit. When the outdoor unit is dirty or covered with debris, it causes your air conditioner to work harder to achieve ideal temperatures inside your home. A simple solution to a dirty exterior unit is by eliminating excess debris on top and around your equipment. Make sure grass, leaves, twigs and branches are safely removed, so they don’t get inside the outdoor unit and damage important components, like the AC compressor.
Call an HVAC Expert or Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner might need more help than just checking the thermostat, filter and outdoor unit. If none of the tasks above helped you, call Gainesville Mechanical today! We will assess the situation and determine the problem. The three most common malfunctions are:
- Low refrigerant levels
- Broken or faulty condenser fan motor
- Failed AC compressor
Dealing with a refrigerant problem is normal, and our NATE-certified technicians will find any leaks, seal them and ensure your air conditioner is charged before leaving your home. Fan motors, which are faulty or broken prevent your outdoor unit from dispersing heat, which means your air conditioner can’t cool your home. Our licensed HVAC professionals will replace your fan motor after determining if it’s the cause of your air conditioner malfunction.
Unfortunately, if the AC compressor is bad, it will be expensive to replace. If your current air conditioner is under warranty, the compressor is covered. However, if your unit is out of warranty, the best solution is to replace or upgrade your current air conditioner to a newer model. Gainesville Mechanical understands how stressful the expense of a new cooling system can be, which is why we offer financing options for new air conditioner units.
Don’t wait until your air conditioner quits completely before calling for help with a trusted HVAC specialist. Your air conditioner unit is an expensive necessity in your home, which is why Gainesville Mechanical employs knowledgeable and experienced NATE-certified technicians to assist you with your heating and cooling problems. Contact Gainesville Mechanical to schedule HVAC service, repairs, or installation of a new air conditioner in your home.