Common AC Problems in Calgary

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem fixed as promptly as possible. A1 Chesney Service Experts can help you do just that so you can get back to enjoying the feeling of a well-tuned air conditioner. Searching for what might be out of whack with your air conditioner and if you would be wise to 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 common culprits for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you should change your filters? If you don’t know the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to do so. 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 fine, go outside and have a look at the AC itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the system. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be amiss. 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 incorrect.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air runs in one cycle. An air conditioner in good shape typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than switching on and off in short bursts. An abnormal AC cycle may be an indicator of larger problems that will require 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 storm, but if Calgary hasn't been experiencing severe weather, there may be a more serious problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call A1 Chesney Service Experts at 587-315-5271.

Expert HVAC repair technicians at A1 Chesney Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 587-315-5271 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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