Is your AC not working? Not sure where to start troubleshooting or what the problem might be? A.B. May has you covered with this guide on some of the most common air conditioning issues.
Whenever you experience an AC issue in the summertime, it makes your days longer, your nights miserable, and overall ruins what should be one of the best times of the year.
Read on to find out more about your air conditioner not working, some basic troubleshooting you can do, and when it's time to call in A.B. May to get your air conditioner working right.
Some of these require a professional AC repair company like A.B. May to troubleshoot, diagnose, and fix. Some are simple fixes like repairing a part or changing the air filter. Others might require replacing the entire air conditioning system.
You can click each problem's link for even more information on that specific issue, troubleshooting steps, and guidance on when it's time to call us.
A homeowner shouldn't fix most AC issues, especially more complicated parts like the evaporator coil and AC compressor. Instead, they should call in the professionals like A.B. May. You could do more harm than good by trying to fix it yourself. However, there are a few basic troubleshooting steps below you can try before scheduling an appointment with us. Sometimes a simple solution can get your AC cooling again.
Changing the air filter for your central AC should be on everyone's to-do list. Read your manufacturer guidelines to determine the best time to swap out the air filter. It may be every month; for others, it may be every two to three months. Use the appropriate air filter for your air conditioner to get the best airflow through the unit. Replacing your air filter regularly will also improve your indoor air quality, strengthen the airflow of your air conditioning system, and may even prevent the need for an air purifier.
Depending on the issue, replacing the thermostat batteries may help get your AC unit back up and running again. It's a quick and easy troubleshooting step for most homeowners. While the batteries in a thermostat should last a while, you never know if they're almost dying and causing an issue with sending the right information to your unit.
Checking for blocked vents, registers, and anything obstructing your condenser outside. Make sure they are free of dirt and debris. Obstructions can cause poor airflow and lead to a variety of central AC issues mentioned above. If you've never had your ducts cleaned, now would be a good time to contact us to get that scheduled.
It’s tempting to want to fix everything yourself, especially when you own a home. Home improvement projects, maintenance, and other to-do items are something every homeowner takes pride in doing.
Sometimes, though, leaving it to the professionals will save you time, money, and frustration when it comes to your AC unit. Unfortunately, trying to fix an air conditioning unit yourself may cause damage you can’t fix, resulting in you spending even more money with a company like us to resolve the issue.
If you're not sure you should be fixing your AC yourself – don't! Call A.B. May and schedule an appointment with us. Even if it's a small fix, it's better than having to fix something larger because you tried to do it yourself.
If your air conditioning unit is not working for any reason, schedule an appointment with us or give us a call today to discuss what's going on. We'll send an AC expert to your home to troubleshoot, explain your options, and repair your air conditioner. Get your air conditioner back to cooling your home without any issues.
A.B. May has been Kansas City's trusted AC company since 1959. We've seen it all. We've done everything when it comes to AC repair and replacement. We will bring that experience to your door and leave your AC better than we found it every time – guaranteed. Contact us today.