Why isn’t my A/C working?

May 7, 2021 | HVAC

Summer is just around the corner again! Is your air conditioning system ready for Ohio’s hot and humid weather?

If your A/C isn’t working or you question if it’s going to make it through the summer, our experts here at Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating offer the following suggestions for things to check and consider.

Have You Had Maintenance Performed?

We stress the importance of A/C maintenance all the time. Despite this, we still get those calls during the truly hot months from homeowners who lose their cool air because they neglected this vital service during the spring. We encourage you not to be that homeowner. It might cost you a little up front, but the payoffs in the long run are worth it when your A/C runs smoother, lasts longer and saves you on cooling costs.

Check Your Air Filters 

When they’re working and changed frequently, air filters remove allergens and particles from the air in the home. They also help prevent dust, dirt and debris from building up inside of the system. Air filters need to be checked regularly during the season, like every month, and if they’re dirty they should be replaced or cleaned immediately to ensure proper airflow.

Check Your Condenser Coils 

Air conditioning systems are constructed with multiple different types of components, all of which need to be checked and cleaned regularly. If you’re having issues with your air conditioning system, check your condenser coils. A/C condenser coils are the walls that surround the inside of the A/C unit and hold the refrigerant in its liquid form. These coils should have a slight metallic shine. If they’re dirty, they will be covered in dust and debris.

Worn Out Supporting Components 

Air conditioning units usually have a capacitor that helps power the motors. The A/C capacitor stores electricity so that it can supply a small burst of energy to the motor it’s connected to, when needed. Capacitors on average need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years and are very sensitive to overheating. Tips on how to keep your capacitor lasting longer and keep from overheating are to start setting the thermostat a little higher on the hotter days and making sure to schedule regular seasonal maintenance.

Still Having A/C Problems? We Can Help! 

If you’re still experiencing problems with cooling your house, don’t wait for the problem to escalate. Call Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating today at 614-810-0075, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!