4 Signs Your AC Needs a Repair Appointment

As the summer temperatures get higher, your air conditioner will work even harder to keep your home cool and comfortable. That added strain can lead to repair needs. But how do you know when your air conditioner needs to have repairs?

There are four key signs to watch for, and if you notice any of them, that means it’s time to call for air conditioning repair in Gresham. You can keep reading to learn more about how your air conditioner communicates that something is going wrong with its operation. Then give our team a call to schedule your appointment.

High Humidity Levels 

If it seems like your home is more humid than usual, it’s probably because something is wrong with your air conditioner. Although your AC is not designed to completely dehumidify your home, it does eliminate some of the moisture from the air during each cooling cycle.

Having higher than normal humidity levels points to an AC problem. Either your air conditioner is struggling to complete a cooling cycle all the way through or the condensate drain line is clogged, allowing moisture to re-evaporate into the air instead of draining outside of your home. No matter what the problem is, our team can troubleshoot to figure it out to ensure that your air conditioner is doing all it can to dehumidify the air.

Frequent Cycles 

If you notice that your air conditioner is turning on and off every few minutes, that means something is preventing a cooling cycle from completing all the way through. Cooling cycles have multiple steps. First air comes into the system via the intake grate where your air filter is located. 

Air then blows over the evaporator coils where heat gets absorbed and channeled outside your home. Cool air moves through the ducts and out into your home via the air vents while heat dispels outside. Then the condenser lines compress the refrigerant back down to complete the next cooling cycle. 

With short cycles, all of these steps are not happening. As we already mentioned above, you may notice unusually high humidity levels alongside the shorter cycles. It’s also possible that you have warm air blowing out of your vents—if any air is blowing out at all.

Tripping Circuit Breaker

Your air conditioner has its own circuit breaker on your electrical panel. If your air conditioner continually trips this breaker during operation, that’s a red flag that power surges happening. Something is wrong with the wiring attached to your air conditioner, and it needs to be addressed to prevent safety hazards.

Thermostat Issues

Sometimes problems with your air conditioner are actually problems with your thermostat. If your home feels warmer than it usually is, your air conditioner may not actually be to blame. Instead, your thermostat may be reading the temperature incorrectly and causing your AC to cool your home ineffectively. Sometimes we can re-calibrate your thermostat or change out the batteries to get it working again so that your AC can cool your home the way it was designed to.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there!

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