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Why Isn’t My A/C Working? 3 Common Air Conditioning Problems
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Why Isn’t My A/C Working? 3 Common Air Conditioning Problems

Having a warm home is a great thing in the winter months—you can thank regular furnace service for that. But when your home heats up in the middle of summer, it’s certainly not so nice!

Unfortunately, it can also be a difficult problem to solve. Your air conditioning is a complicated machine, one that is best (and easily) handled by an HVAC contractor who knows what they’re doing.

Indeed, only such a contractor can diagnose your A/C’s issues and troubleshoot correspondingly, but that doesn’t mean you need to remain completely clueless. Below, Furnace Doctors, Saint Paul Park providers of air conditioning services, details a few common problems.

A Clogged Filter

Your A/C doesn’t just cool air; It filters it too! However, many of these filters need to be changed periodically—every 1 to 6 months, depending on the type. If you neglect your A/C in this case, the filter will become rife with dust and allergens, creating a clog that creates a neat little circulation problem and prevents your home from cooling.

If this is the root of your problem, you may also notice that your home feels stuffier than usual, or that your family sneezes more frequently—a result of an overloaded filter that can no longer do its job.

Thermostat Issues

Your thermostat and air conditioning work together to cool your home. If one is defunct, it obviously affects the other. Symptoms of a wonky thermostat include an A/C that won’t stop running or won’t run at all and a home that feels markedly different from the temperature you’ve set it to.

If this problem isn’t remedied, your A/C could run itself into the ground, resulting in a costly replacement, so it pays to keep an eye on your HVAC system—only you, as that system’s manager, so to speak, can tell what’s normal and what’s not.

Frozen Parts

Your A/C system is home to what’s called an evaporator coil. It’s a metal structure that’s shaped like an upside-down V and works to, in layperson’s terms, remove heat from your home.

As you probably can guess, the evaporator coil can get very cold, but it’s not supposed to freeze! Keeping too many vents closed or otherwise restricting the warm air that helps to keep the evaporator coil defrosted can set off a chain reaction of air conditioning problems, eventually resulting in your needing expensive repairs.

Luckily, having your system serviced regularly by an A/C repair and maintenance professional is usually all it takes to stop this issue from even beginning.

Furnace Doctors: Your Preferred A/C Pros

Our Saint Paul Park team does everything from air purification to regular A/C maintenance! And when you work with us, you know your home’s comfort will be unquestionably upheld. Give us a call today at 651-789-3082.

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