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5 AC Troubleshooting Tips

September 6, 2022 | Blog

The summer months are nearing an end, but that doesn’t mean the heat is going anywhere. Homeowners must become comfortable with their AC units so they can be prepared for any hiccups that may compromise the cooling of their home.

At Ball Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve seen our fair share of DIY AC maintenance gone wrong, but we’ve also seen homeowners call us for an AC problem that they could easily fix! To help our Biloxi families save money and restore their comfort, we’ve chosen five common air conditioning problems and how you can solve them on your own!

Start At Your Thermostat

You’d be surprised how many folks call out a repairman for an issue that is easily fixed by the click of a few buttons. Many air conditioning issues start at your thermostat, like your AC not cooling or your home is experiencing hot and cold patches. Check your thermostat to make sure that your unit is on and set to COOL not HEAT.

Check The State Of Your Air Filter

Changing your unit’s air filters is one of the most manageable tasks for a homeowner. Simply clean a reusable one, or change the old one for a new one. Our experts recommend that this is done every three months.

Common Problems That Arise Due To A Dirty Air Filter

  • Little to no airflow from vents
  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Frozen refrigerant lines
  • Hot or cold spots

Know Your Circuit Breaker

Often homeowners can’t get their AC to turn on. If checking your thermostat did not help, the next place to look would be your circuit breaker. Check for a switch that is not ON. This could be controlling your unit. If you find the breaker is tripped, press the switch back into the ON position and wait for your unit to respond.

Inspect your outdoor unit

Your outdoor unit takes hefty punches depending on where you live and the weather conditions surrounding it. Dirt and debris will frequently make their way on to or into your outside unit. Making sure to keep debris clear will help your unit run smoothly.

Common Issues Caused By An Unkept Outdoor Unit

  • Warm air blowing out of vents
  • High energy bills
  • Inadequate cooling

Clean Your Air Vents

Air vents inside of your home can build up quite a bit of dust and debris. Frequently cleaning the vent lids will help restore proper airflow and eliminate hot and cold patches throughout your home. A question that often asked is, should you close the vents in unused rooms? The short answer is no. Closing the vents will waste energy and cause hot and cold patches throughout your home.

Biloxi Air Conditioning Repair

We don’t often recommend homeowners DIY their air conditioning maintenance but we believe these solutions are fool proof. If you find yourself with the same issues or maybe you couldn’t find the solution your air conditioning needs, give us a call. Our experts, at Ball Heating and Air Conditioning specialize in more than just professional AC installation, we are prepared to provide whatever service we can to have your unit up and running again!

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30% Utility Saving Guarantee
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
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All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.

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