Common AC Problems and How to Fix Them

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How To Fix Common Air Conditioner Issues

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It’s natural to feel annoyed, furious, and anxious when your Tempe air conditioner stops working. However, A/C problems are widespread, and some are relatively simple to repair.

Luckily, the Tempe AC repair experts at Peterson Air Care and Home Services are ready to help, no matter the issue. Give us a call today if you experience AC problems in Tempe AZ or the surrounding area.

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Here are some common AC issues and how to fix them:

Your AC Blows Hot Air

If your air conditioner is running but not cooling, make absolutely sure the exterior unit is getting enough air circulation. Remove the lid if necessary to clean the condenser coils within.

You could also double-check your filter. It’s time to replace it if you can’t see light through it when you take it out. This may provide your air conditioner with the necessary cooling power.

Read more here about how to change an AC filter.

If it hasn’t cooled by this point, contact us and we’ll come fix it.

Your AC Isn’t Turning On

Start with the basics if your air conditioner won’t turn on at all. Check that it is plugged in. Then, inspect your furnace room and ensure that your furnace fan switch is turned on. This switch is commonly mistaken for a light switch and is easily turned off by accident.

If this does not solve the problem, look in your circuit breaker or fuse box. Check that the appropriate circuits or fuses are operational. Finally, double-check your thermostat to confirm that it is correctly adjusted. You might try lowering it by 5 to 10 degrees to see if that helps.

If your air conditioner still won’t turn on, it’s time to bring in a Tempe AC technician to troubleshoot the problem.

Your AC Makes Sounds You Haven’t Heard Before

Sometimes sounds coming from the AC can indicate what the problem is:

  • A screaming noise usually indicates a problem with the fan motor or the compressor.
  • Thumps, bangs, rattling, and other similar noises typically signal a mechanical problem with the blower or motor.
  • Hissing often indicates a refrigerant leak.
  • A buzzing sound is produced by faulty electrical components.

If you’re not confident in diagnosing and repairing the problem yourself, hire a Tempe AC expert to determine why your A/C is making strange noises.

Call For AC Help Today

When you need a professional to assist you with your Tempe, AZ air conditioner problems, or if you’ve read everything above and are still wondering, “Why is my air conditioner not working?” call Peterson Air Care and Home Service right now. We’ll send a professional to your house as soon as possible to figure out what’s wrong with your air conditioner and get it fixed. Count on us anytime your air conditioner breaks down!

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