Common AC Problems Published on June 22, 2015 When your home’s air conditioner breaks down you want to get the problem taken care of as promptly as possible. Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the comforts of a well-tuned air conditioner. Curious what might be out of whack 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 usual suspects for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you ought to change your filters? If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time for a switch. 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 first thing. Check the air conditioner If your air filter is still clean, go outside and have a look at the air conditioner itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the walls of the unit. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be out of place. 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 out of the ordinary. Determine the length of the AC cycle An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air stays on in a cycle. An air conditioner in good working order 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 abnormal AC cycle may be an indicator of larger 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 thunderstorm, but if London hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more urgent problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 226-270-1164. Expert HVAC repair technicians at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 226-270-1164 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.