Common AC Problems in Fort Wayne

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem fixed as quickly as possible. Rolf Griffin Service Experts can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the feeling of a working air conditioner. Searching for what might be amiss with your air conditioner and if you should schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems.

  • Filter first

  • First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are notorious for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you should change your filters? If you aren’t sure the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to do so. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in immediately.
  • Check the air conditioner

  • If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the air conditioner itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become stuck in or build up around the housing. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be amiss. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never attempt an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to notice when something looks or sounds incorrect.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air is running before it turns off. An air conditioner in good shape typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than turning on and off in short bursts. An erratic AC cycle may be an sign of bigger problems that will need professional AC repair sooner rather than later.
  • Check your fuse box

  • If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in a storm, but if Fort Wayne hasn't been experiencing severe weather, there may be a more serious problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts at 260-557-1275.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Rolf Griffin Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to repair these and other common AC problems. Call 260-557-1275 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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