Common AC Problems in Birmingham

June 22, 2015

When your home’s air conditioner goes out you want to get the problem solved as quickly as possible. Norrell Service Experts can help you do just that so your family can get back to enjoying life with a well-tuned air conditioner. Want to know what might be wrong with your air conditioner and if you might need to 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 need to 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 unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged 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 take note when something looks or sounds wrong.
  • Determine the length of the AC cycle

  • An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air is running before it turns off. An air conditioner in good shape 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 erratic AC cycle may be an indicator of larger problems that will need 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 Birmingham hasn't had any severe weather, there may be a more urgent problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Norrell Service Experts at .

Expert HVAC repair technicians at Norrell Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to fix these and other common AC problems. Call or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.

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