Common Summer AC Problems

Several AC problems may occur in the summertime, but they can all be beaten. Customers should know how to keep their systems running smoothly throughout the summer. Common summer AC problems include:

  • Dirty Air Filters
  • Air Turning Off or On Frequently
  • AC Fan is Running, But Not Blowing Cold Air
  • HVAC System is Making Loud Noises
  • AC Won’t Turn On at All

If any of these problems sound like something you're experiencing, give Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions a call! We can diagnose and fix your problem quickly.

Dirty Air Filters

One common HVAC problem is dirty air filters. Your air filter keeps debris out of the machine's inner workings. A clogged air filter will prevent your system from cooling down your house sufficiently and can cause you to spend more money on your bill. We recommend changing your air filter between every 30 days to 3 months, depending on the amount of dust around your home.

Air Turning Off or On Frequently

If your unit keeps turning on and off, it could be a sign of short cycling or the result of a dirty HVAC unit. Or your system may have broken or failing parts. If this is happening to your system, we recommend calling a professional to pinpoint the issue. The constant turning on and off of your system causes extra wear and tear that could be avoided.

AC Fan is Running, But Not Blowing Cold Air

Your AC may seem like a simple machine, but there are multiple parts involved in getting cold air into the house. If the fan is running, but you’re not getting cold air, you might have a refrigerant leak or an issue with a condenser coil. Additionally, sometimes there’s nothing wrong with your HVAC system, but rather your thermostat. There could be a number of reasons why you’re not getting cold air, and our professional team is ready to help get your air conditioning back up and running.

HVAC System is Making Loud Noises

ACs make noise because of the moving parts involved in getting air from outside into your home. There are a few common noises and their causes, including rattling or hissing sounds that can indicate a leak in the AC lines. A thumping sound is often caused by an obstruction such as furniture blocking its path, while loose screws typically produce squeaking sounds on critical moving parts inside the system. If you hear any of these symptoms, check around your home and see if you can pinpoint the origin of the sound and give us a call.

AC Won’t Turn On at All

AC units that are broken will typically produce no sound or be extremely loud. ACs may sometimes fail to turn on during hot summer days when temperatures rise above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The most likely issue is a tripped circuit breaker in your home electrical system if this occurs. ACs run off of electricity just like any other appliance, and if they push too much power through one outlet, they may "trip" the breaker. Always check there first. If it’s not your breaker, it could be a myriad of other reasons.

Check your thermostat and see if that’s receiving power. If it is, we recommend calling a professional. We can assess your system and determine the cause and best solution to get your air back on.

No one should have to suffer through the summer heat without cool air. Our professionals at Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions can visit your home and inspect your HVAC system before any of these issues occur in your home.