Posted on July 22nd, 2015
As soon as you hear a noise or your air conditioning system starts to act strangely, you probably begin to panic. Before you hit the panic button, there may be simple fixes you should consider before you call the professionals.
Your outside unit can easily become clogged or blocked with debris or objects. Check outside to make sure nothing is around the unit that may be the problem. You may want to look to see if the fan is running and no debris has fallen inside, which can stop the fan from working. Regularly keep leaves and dirt from collecting in the unit to prevent this small problem from causing a major catastrophe.
You Need To Change The Filter
It is easy to forget to change your air filter every month. You may wonder why your AC is not cooling effectively and stays on for extended amount of time. Try changing your filter to see if this simple fix makes a difference. Do not rely on the calendar to know when you need to change the filter. If your filter is dirty at three weeks, you still need to change the filter.
The problem may not be your AC, but the thermostat, which is one of several common AC problems. Your system may cut on and off frequently, stay on too long or not stay on long enough, purely because your thermostat and system are not communicating effectively. The thermostat may not be accurately detecting the temperature inside your home, which will cause problems. A new thermostat is an inexpensive and quick fix, and could be the underlying problem.
When simple fixes don’t work, it’s time to call in the professionals. Give Western Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (801) 682-4840 . Schedule an appointment so we can help you with all your heating and air conditioning needs.