Sooner or later we will all need AC repair for our cooling units. Even those of you who perform continuous, regular maintenance will experience an issue sooner or later. This is why we thought it would be a good idea to go over some of the most common AC repairs Sandy,
1. How to Tell if You Need AC Repair
Your unit may not stop working all together at the initial stages of the breakdown. You may notice some signs that your air conditioner, heat pump, etc. is not working correctly such as:
- Not cooling enough.
- Not cooling at all.
- Strange noises and smells coming from the air conditioner or cooling unit.
- Higher than normal power bills for the time of year.
2. Dirty or Improper Air Filter
It may seem trivial but having the wrong filter or not replacing it on a regular basis is one of the most common AC repairs we see here in Sandy. The air filter is an essential part to keeping both the quality of air in your home optimized, as well as keeping contaminants out of your unit. If filters aren’t working properly dust, hair, dirt, and much more can enter the system and wreak havoc on it. Before you call a repair man, try replacing the air filter to see if it fixes the issue. Keep the old air filter to show your repair tech just in case this does not work.
3. Power Issues
A common reason your air conditioner may not be working is lack of power. Any type of electrical issue can be affecting your unit. The same goes for natural gas, oil, ethanol, or whatever power source you use. The only DIY repair we recommend is to check your fuse box and ensure the proper switch has not been tripped. You may power it off for a minute or two then turn it on to see if that fixes the problem. In all other cases, be sure to use a professional HVAC technician.
4. Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is an essential part of your cooling unit charged with adding or removing heat from the air and into your property. Unfortunately, the evaporator coil is not easily accessible. However, it can last a good ten years or more on units made by reliable manufacturers. Those of you who have an evaporator coil that malfunctions before that time may have it covered by your manufacturer’s warranty. Look up your warranty information if you don’t have it handy by visiting your manufacturer’s website. For example, those of you with a Carrier unit can look up your information here.
AC Repairs Sandy, Lehi, Salt Lake City and more.
Do you need AC Repairs in Sandy, Salt Lake City, or the surrounding areas? We will be happy to come down and give you our expert opinion on the cause of the issue, as well as provide you with a no obligation estimate. Feel free to contact us to get all the HVAC repair and other services you need for our areas.