Common AC Problems

Common AC Problems

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Our increasingly busy lives makes it seem like there is always another task that needs to be done. That is why we so often delay fixing our air conditioning units when they seem to be running poorly, but haven’t technically quit altogether. Even though we completely understand how busy life can get, it is important to fix any AC problems immediately, rather than trying to wait it out. The problem is guaranteed to get worse, and it will be much more expensive to fix in the future. Alternatively, if your AC is still functioning, it is key to remember that regular maintenance and fixing smaller problems immediately can help you avoid bigger issues in the future.

When your AC system in Salem does malfunction or break down completely, Jet Heating can help. Get in touch with us to inspect your fan system and find out if the fan and/or fan motor are damaged. We may recommend replacing these parts so that your air conditioner will run smoothly again.

Contact us now at (503) 647-6133 so that our air conditioning experts can answer any of your questions regarding your AC problems in Salem.

Some of the Problems You Might Face

While there are technically countless problems that your AC unit could encounter, some are a more common than others. Our expert technicians have listed the most typical issues you might encounter so that you know exactly what you are facing.

Air Stops Flowing

The first problem our clients often experience is when the air conditioner has been turned on, but air refuses to blow through the vents. This may be a sign there is an issue with the fan or fan motor. The fan’s purpose is to pull in air over the evaporator coils and then recirculate the air into the room. When this process stops working, the evaporator coils will become too cold and may form ice in your air conditioner.

Air Conditioner Stops Cooling

If the air coming out of your air conditioner isn’t cool or stops cooling while it’s on, there may be a few explanations.

Some of the common reasons an AC suddenly is unable to cool properly could include a scenario where:

  • The air might be blocked by your air filter
  • Your circuit breaker may have tripped
  • The refrigerant pressure may be low
  • Your air ducts may be leaking

If you’re unsure about whether any of these issues are occurring with your AC, or think something else might not be working, contact our team immediately.

Air Flow Slows Down

If you still have cool air but you notice it’s blowing slowly, contact a professional at Jet Heating. The drain line could be affected or clogged, which means excess water vapor is not draining like it should. A blocked drain line could be caused by incorrectly installed pipes or an accumulation of dirt. These blockages could also cause more problems in the future. However, regular AC maintenance can help prevent this issue.

AC System Makes Strange Noises

Finally, AC systems may make odd noises when something is not working properly. These noises should be checked out right away. Different noises could indicate different problems: whistling could signal an air leak, gurgling could mean a refrigerant leak, and grinding could indicate damaged parts. Contact Jet Heating as soon as you hear these noises, and we will come diagnose the problem for you.

We Are Ready to Help

Many air conditioning issues can be avoided with regular maintenance, but the problems mentioned above may need immediate attention. Reach out to Jet Heating today if you think you might have a problem with your air conditioning system.

Call us today at (503) 647-6133 or contact us online for a completely free estimate from our AC experts in Salem.

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