Air conditioning units have evolved over the years to become better, more durable and longer-lasting. However, as with all machinery, they can have their problems. Defective parts, improper installation, excessive use, and other factors can cause your unit to stop working. Here are some of the signs and symptoms that your unit may stop working properly.
AC Unit Not Turning On
If the air conditioning unit is not turning on, it could be a simple problem. This usually means the unit is getting no power and could just be a blown fuse or circuit breaker that needs to be reset. Another possibility is that the thermostat has lost power or malfunctioned. Incorrect thermostat settings can cause the unit to run erratically as well.
Another possible cause is one that is more common than you may think. If you recently had any work done on your house, gas or electricity may have been turned off and mistakenly not turned back on when the work was completed.
It is important to schedule regular AC maintenance to make sure that your air conditioner does not break down suddenly at a time you need it most. Let Penguin Air & Plumbing help you! We proudly serve residents throughout Phoenix, Tempe, and Tucson, AZ.
Air Conditioner is Making Noise or Not Cooling Properly
If your unit is running but doesn’t seem to be running efficiently or is making noise, you should check around the outside of the unit.
- Clear any obstacles that may be blocking air flow to the unit such as leaves, bushes, overhanging branches or anything else that may be restricting the easy access of air to your unit.
- Check your air filters; this should be done on a regular basis anyway. These filters can become clogged up and if it becomes excessively clogged, it can cause your unit to run harder and make noise.
- If there is no air coming through the vents, this is usually a sign of a blower not operating. An experienced, qualified air conditioning repair company such as Penguin Air should be called and they can take care of this problem for you.
Other problems that can cause noise are blocked return and supply vents, improperly installed or loose ductwork or just normal wear on your unit’s components. Furniture and other debris should be situated so that the vents are not being covered up or obstructed. This can cause your unit to work harder and longer which will make it wear out faster plus it will cost you a lot more on your utility bill.
Call Penguin Air & Plumbing Today for Emergency AC Repair
As with most problems with your unit, you should call a qualified heating and air conditioning repair company to inspect and diagnose the problem. Then they can quote you a price and can usually start on it immediately. A good company like Penguin Air & Plumbing will have financing options in case you need them as AC unit repair can be expensive depending on what part or parts need to be replaced. Penguin Air & Plumbing even offers a *FREE service call as well as 24/7 service! That is practically unheard of these days but this tells you that Penguin Air is a reputable company. They won’t charge you a fortune just to inspect the problem; they make their money by fixing the problem and making sure their customers are happily satisfied.
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