With some recent temperatures in the mid and high 80’s, it’s that time again, when the temperatures rise and the air conditioner kicks back on.

We live and work in the North Texas area too, so we get it. A working air conditioner is a top priority. We want to tell you about five common AC problems so that when you’re testing your system out now before the heat of summer arrives:

Low Refrigerant
If your air conditioner sounds and runs okay, but just isn’t sending cold air into the room, this likely means you are low on refrigerant or coolant. The low refrigerant also means your air conditioner is not pulling out heat and humidity from your home.

This can be caused by a leak or multiple leaks that need to be found by an HVAC expert. It can also trigger your coils to freeze, so don’t wait to get it checked.

Thermostat Issues
Advancements in technology have made it possible for you to set the temperature on an appliance, and that simple action sends a message to the right components of the AC that then work to produce air at the temperature you desire. Technology is not a perfect thing, however. Sometimes the thermostat can malfunction. You can get our HVAC technicians to recalibrate your thermostat in no time.

Fans Not Blowing
The fans are what help your system get the hot air out and the cold air in. If the fan motors are not working, your air conditioner will turn on, but you won’t feel any air coming out of it. Other causes for motor malfunction include dirt and debris buildup, being too dry and in need of lubrication, and worn belts.

These are relatively easy fixes for a trained HVAC repair technician. Whatever you do, don’t wait to call for help. This small problem can quickly turn into a big problem if left untreated.

Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping
You turn on your air conditioner, and the power goes off in your home. You go to your breaker box and reset the tripped breakers. You turn on your air conditioner, and the power goes off in your home. You reset the tripped breakers. You can see the pattern here, and yes, it is frustrating.

There are several reasons why your circuit breaker keeps tripping when you turn on the AC. One, if your switch is old, weak, or both, it may need to be replaced. Two, your compressor may not be adequately grounded. You may also have a problem with your condenser and capacitor.

Instead of trying to figure out all these HVAC issues on your own, call Gentry and let us investigate what is going on with your AC.

Weird Sounds and Strange Smells
Your air conditioner is a hard-working machine. But it is not supposed to make clinks, clangs, bangs, or screeches. It’s also not supposed to smell.

Call us quickly if these issues arise. Your air conditioner could be working so hard that the electrical components are overheating, creating a foul odor. Or, a part may have come loose, causing strange noises. Both odors and noises could be caused by debris buildup or something obstructing parts of the AC.

Let us experts resolve your issue. You want to make sure your AC is in top condition with the hottest part of the year just around the corner!