Common AC Problems Published on June 22, 2015 When your home’s air conditioner goes on the fritz you want to get the problem solved as quickly as possible. Coastal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you do just that so you and your family can get back to enjoying the feeling of a properly functioning air conditioner. Searching for what might be wrong 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 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 aren’t sure 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 right away. Check the air conditioner If your air filter is not dirty, go outside and have a look at the air conditioner itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become wedged in or build up around the housing. 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 try to make 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 stays on in a cycle. An air conditioner in proper working condition 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 warning of bigger problems that will call for 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 Savannah hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more pressing problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Coastal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 912-208-2399. Expert HVAC repair technicians at Coastal Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call 912-208-2399 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.