RomeAire’s AC Troubleshooting Guide Series! Episode 2:

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Below are some more great tips from Rome Aire’s Air Conditioning Maintenance Troubleshooting Guide, which can also be found in its entirety by clicking here. My Air Conditioner turns on and off continuously…

  1. Water in the Drain Pan may be filling triggering the Overflow Safety Float Switch to shut off the unit. Call for Service. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.

My Air Conditioner is leaking water…

  1. Drain Line could be clogged with algae or sediment.  Call for Service & consider AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you!
  2. When was the last time you cleaned your filter?  Make sure it is clean – we recommend every month, depending on the type of filter utilized. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.
  3. When was the last time you scheduled a maintenance?  Our automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders could prevent this from happening.  Keeping up with your air conditioning maintenance allows for cleaner air, reduces breakdowns and keeps your floors or ceilings dry!

My Air Conditioner has ice on it…

  1. When was the last time you cleaned your filter?  Make sure it is clean – we recommend every month, depending on the type of filter utilized. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or AC Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.
  2. Check your Thermostat Setting – Setting it below 70° could cause ice.
  3. Check your Return Grill (by filter area) – is there anything blocking it?
  4. Freezing is a good indication of Low on Freon.  Call for Service & have our Technicians get to the root of the problem.

My Air Conditioner is unusually noisy…

  1. Check you filter – it may not be fitting properly.   Let us find the right filter for you.   Sign up for our free Filter Reminder Service & keep your air clean.
  2. Call for AC Service!  The Blower Wheel may be out of Calibration which requires immediate attention before causing any damages on motor or adjacent components.

RomeAire’s AC Troubleshooting Guide Series! Episode 1:

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Below are some great tips from Rome Aire’s Air Conditioning Maintenance Troubleshooting Guide, which can also be found in its entirety by clicking here.

My Air Conditioner is blowing hot air…

  1. Try resetting the Circuit Breaker.
  2. Check the FPL “ON CALL” Box if you participate in their savings program.
  3. Check your Humidistat Settings – when you are in town set Humidistat to ON.
  4. Make sure your Thermostat is set correctly.
  5. When was the last time you cleaned your filter? Make sure it is clean – we recommend every month, depending on the type of filter utilized. Consider signing up with us for automatic Filter or Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.
  6. Your Outside unit could be off at the Breaker.

 

My Air Conditioner does not have any power…

  1. Try resetting the Circuit Breaker.
  2. Check the FPL “ON CALL” Box if you participate in their savings program.
  3. Make sure your Thermostat is set correctly.
  4. Check your Humidistat Settings – when you are in town set Humidistat to ON.
  5. The Breaker at the Air Handler may need resetting.
  6. Water in the Drain Pan may be filling triggering the Overflow Safety Float Switch to shut off the unit.  Call for Service. Consider signing up with us for automatic Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.

 

My thermostat is blank and/or flashing…

  1. Try replacing the batteries in your Thermostat.
  2. The Breaker at the Air Handler may need resetting.
  3. Water in the Drain Pan may be filling triggering the Overflow Safety Float Switch to shut off the unit.  Call for Service.  Consider signing up with us for automatic Maintenance Reminders tailored for you.

 

More ac maintenance troubleshooting tips to follow in our next blog!  For the best ac service in South Florida, call Rome Aire today!

Common Air Conditioner Problems

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One of the most common air conditioning service problems is improper operation. If your air conditioner is on, be sure to close your home’s windows and outside doors. For room air conditioners, isolate the room or a group of connected rooms as much as possible from the rest of your home.

Other common problems with existing air conditioners result from faulty installation, poor ac service procedures, and inadequate ac maintenance. Improper installation of a central air conditioner can result in leaky ducts and low airflow. Many times, the refrigerant charge (the amount of refrigerant in the system) does not match the manufacturer’s specifications. If proper refrigerant charging is not performed during installation, the performance and efficiency of the unit is impaired. Unqualified service technicians often fail to find refrigerant charging problems or even worsen existing problems by adding refrigerant to a system that is already full. Learn what to ask for when hiring a technician to maintain your air conditioner.

Air conditioner manufacturers generally make rugged, high quality products. If your air conditioner fails, begin by checking any fuses or circuit breakers. Let the unit cool down for about five minutes before resetting any breakers. If a central air conditioner’s compressor stops on a hot day, the high-pressure limit switch may have tripped; reset it by pushing the button, located in the compressor’s access panel.

REFRIGERANT LEAKS

If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’s specification, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment.

INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE

If you allow filters and air conditioning coils to become dirty, the air conditioner will not work properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely.

ELECTRIC CONTROL FAILURE

The compressor and fan controls can wear out, especially when the air conditioner turns on and off frequently, as is common when a system is oversized. Because corrosion of wire and terminals is also a problem in many systems, electrical connections and contacts should be checked during a professional ac service call.

SENSOR PROBLEMS

Room air conditioners feature a thermostat sensor, located behind the control panel, which measures the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil. If the sensor is knocked out of position, the air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically. The sensor should be near the coil but not touching it; adjust its position by carefully bending the wire that holds it in place.

DRAINAGE PROBLEMS

When it’s humid outside, check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t clogged and is draining properly. Room air conditioners may not drain properly if not mounted level.