If you’re like most homeowners, you tend to take for granted that your appliances are going to work the way they’re supposed to. Your garage door will open when you press the button on the remote; your washer and drier will both wash and dry clothes.
When you set your thermostat to a temperature that’s supposed to indicate your AC should blow cold air into your home, that’s exactly what you expect will happen.
At the same time, home appliances don’t always behave as they should.
If your central air conditioning system has suddenly decided to go on strike, we can help. Comfort Pros has been providing Denver, CO homeowners with service for their heating and air condition components for almost a decade. Call us today at 303-945-4319 to learn why we’re the most trusted AC repair company in the region.
There are several reasons your AC may not be working
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve likely noticed we spend quite a bit of time talking about the importance of changing the filter on your central AC unit.
If you’re a renter, and your house or apartment has a central AC unit and you’ve never changed the filter, or your landlord has never sent someone out to do that, this could be the root of your problem.
Filters should be inspected monthly and they should be swapped out when you notice they’re starting to look clogged or dirty.
If your AC filter is covered in dust, pet dander, pollen and cobwebs, your AC unit won’t be able to push cold air throughout. If your AC isn’t blowing cold air, this is an easy thing to troubleshoot. On the chance that the filter looks clogged, change it out. From there, you’ll want to turn the AC back on to see if the problem has been resolved.
Problems with refrigerant
Once you’ve checked your filter and you’ve determined that’s not what’s causing you problems, you’ll likely want to consider calling an AC unit service provider to do some additional digging.
Another common cause of central air conditioning problems relates to refrigerant issues. Although the refrigerant is stored in a closed system, if the system has sprung a leak, the refrigerant is likely running low. If you suspect your central AC unit may be leaking refrigerant fluid, call Comfort Pros today.
It’s tripping the circuit breaker
Another common theme of our past blogs relates to the importance of having a repair technician come to your home to perform semi-annual maintenance. Remember—your HVAC system needs to be maintained in a similar way your car needs to have its oil changed and its transmission fluid flushed.
If your system hasn’t had maintenance in as long as you can remember, the unit is likely going to require more power to do its job. If your AC unit is working overtime, this could cause it to trip your circuit breakers. When this happens, it will stop blowing air altogether!