We all depend on our AC units to keep a cool and comfortable temperature in our homes. It is always great to walk into a cool air-conditioned room on a hot summer day. But what if your AC doesn’t perform as good as it used to? What to do if your air conditioning unit runs day and night, but blows warm air?

Even with a proper care, your air conditioner may start having problems. The older AC units tend to break more often, and may need to be repaired or replaced. However, even a new unit may stop performing well. Not knowing a cause of the issue may not only cost you time and money, but also repeating of the same problem in the future.

If your AC stopped working there are some things you can do before calling an air conditioning repair company.

The fan is not spinning:

The first thing to do is to check if your compressor is working. If it is not, check the power cord. The damaged power cord may not get a signal from the thermostat. The high-pressure switch could also shut the unit down, look for a reset button to reset your AC.

AC blows hot air:

If your thermostat is set to cool, but you are getting hot air instead, you can blame the condenser. If the compressor condenser is not running, check the fins. Make sure that the fins are clean of dead leaves, dirt, or anything else.

A badly clogged air filter may also cause the problem. See if your air filters need to be changed.

Your AC may be out of coolant. Look through the sight glass into the unit. See if there are bubbles mixed with the liquid Freon, which would be an indication that you air conditioner needs coolant. Use the manual for a proper AC charging, or call a professional to do it for you.

Is my thermostat broken?

The most common problem with the “broken” thermostats is the dead batteries. Most electronic thermostats run on batteries, which need to be changed over time. See if this is the issue before calling for an air condition repair.

If the problem is greater, call Norfolk Air Heating & Cooling, your Norfolk AC professional. We specialize in AC repair, AC replacement, AC maintenance, and guarantee the best result.

Norfolk Air Heating & Cooling Company is your team of AC professionals.  We serve Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and all Hampton Roads.

Call 757-963-8365 for an estimate today!