It is summertime in good old Houston, Texas, which brings not only heat but humidity too. So the worse thing that can happen is your air conditioning system going on the fritz leaving you and your family sweltering. If this happens to you, there are thankfully a few troubleshooting steps you can take to see if you can get it operating again.
First if your system is not working at all it is always important to check and make sure that your air conditioner is still receiving power, and the best way to check this is at the electrical panel or on your thermostat by making sure it is on.
If you find that your air conditioner is running, but is not blowing out air as cool as it usually does, try turning it completely off. Then go and check your air and furnace filters to make sure that they are clean and not filled with dust and debris.
After this, check and make sure that on the part of the AC unit that is indoors, there is not ice or frost forming on the evaporator coils. If this has happened, turn the power back on, but to fan only. Be sure to clean out the condensation drain thoroughly.
If your AC system tends to turn off and back on periodically, you may need to make sure that your evaporator coils are clean and not being blocked by anything. If they are dirty, clean them up, or if there is a blockage, be sure to remove it.
Then check and make sure that the outdoor part of your AC system is functioning properly. If your air conditioning system still is not blowing out cool air, it is possible that your refrigerant is either low or has possible leaks or your compressor not working correctly.
If the problem is with your outdoor unit, it is always best to call and schedule an appointment with a professional such as Autumn Air to have them come out and service your air conditioning unit. They can take care of any leaks or refill your refrigerant if needed.
Also if you are not certain what is causing the issue, they can easily help you figure out the issue as well as find the correct solution needed to get you and your family comfortable again from the heat.
There is a way to prevent this from happening, especially from happening during the hottest time of the year and it also be able to save you some money. Make sure to schedule your annual preventative maintenance with a professional like Autumn Air.
They will come out and thorough clean your air conditioning unit out, fix any leaks, refill your refrigerants, as well as anything else that could possibly cause issues in the future. It is always best to have this done annually, because if you do happen to miss it and something bad happens during the worse time, not only could it cost you quite a bit of money, but it could also cost you your warranty on the unit.
If your air conditioning system is not operating correctly or is in need of its annual maintenance to prevent potential issues, please contact us today to schedule your appointment. Do not be strand in the blasting heat of Houston, Texas summer without AC.
3036 Yale St.
Houston, TX 77018