Why Isn’t My A/C Working?

HVAC, Air Conditioner, Cooling, Tips & Tricks

When it’s hot outside, we count on our home cooling systems to bring us comfort and relief inside. Because Ohio’s summers get super hot and humid, there’s nothing worse than an A/C problem. If this is something you’re dealing with during the muggy months when things heat up, we encourage you to reach out to us. We are always standing by, available day and night, ready to send an A/C technician out to your Miami County, Ohio, area home to help. In the meantime, however, our home cooling consultants here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning present the following list of things to check and consider when your A/C starts acting up:

Check Thermostat & Controls

If your air conditioning system isn’t running properly, the first step is to rule out all other potential causes. This means checking the A/C system’s controls, the power source, and the thermostat. It’s important to make sure the unit is turned on and has power running to it and test your thermostat to ensure that it’s working properly as well. After you’ve checked these, you can move on.

Check A/C Condenser Coils

Your home cooling unit has a wide range of components that need to be checked regularly and cleaned. This is merely one reason for a/c maintenance. If you’re having issues with your air conditioning system, check your condenser coils next. A/C condenser coils are the walls that surround the inside of the A/C unit and hold the a/c 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.

Check Your Air Filters

When they’re working properly and being changed on time, air filters remove allergens, pollutants, and particles from the air in the home. HVAC air filters also help prevent dust, dirt, and debris from building up inside of the equipment itself. Because they affect airflow, air filters need to be checked regularly throughout the season, like every month. If they’re dirty, they should be replaced or cleaned immediately to ensure proper airflow. Otherwise, a bad air filter that’s clogged can cause serious damage, run up your energy bills and even lead to full system failure.

Check the A/C Capacitor

Air conditioning systems use a capacitor that helps power the motors. The A/C capacitor stores electricity to supply a small burst of energy to the a/c motor it’s connected to when needed. Capacitors, on average, need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years. They are very sensitive to overheating. Tips on making your a/c capacitor last longer and preventing it from overheating include setting the thermostat a little higher on the hotter days and making sure to schedule regular seasonal maintenance.

Check Your A/C Maintenance Record

We emphasize the importance of A/C maintenance all the time. Despite this, we still get those calls during the scorching 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 upfront, but the payoffs, in the long run, are worth it when your A/C runs smoother, lasts longer, and saves you on cooling costs.

If your A/C is still giving you problems, call us right away! If you’re still experiencing problems with cooling your house, don’t wait for the problem to escalate. Call Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (937) 230-5221.

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Why Choose Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning for HVAC Services?

The home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that there are many heating and cooling companies throughout the Miami Valley area. And a lot of them might seem like they’re cheaper.  However, you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort systems and HVAC-related work. Just because an HVAC contractor is cheaper doesn’t mean you’re going to save money.

At Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, our level of air care goes above and beyond what other HVAC companies consider “business as usual.” We truly believe that comfort is our calling, and we want you to remember that if your comfort machine becomes compromised. One call is all it takes, and we’ll take it from there.

Because we are homeowners and have families of our own, we believe we understand our customers’ home comfort and air quality concerns better than anyone in this business. And we also understand how every dollar counts when working with a budget. We offer online deals and convenient financing options.

On every job we do, we always guarantee customer satisfaction across the board. Our long list of HVAC services and products includes everything related to home comfort equipment and Indoor Air Quality technology — including emergency repair services, heating and cooling system installation and replacement, humidifier installations, diagnostics, and more. We also offer heat pump services!

Get a free online estimate from the HVAC experts in Troy, OH! We've installed, repaired and serviced every brand of equipment you can imagine. We know just what to do! We offer low-cost diagnostics on all types of HVAC equipment. And, we offer seasonal maintenance or preventative maintenance at competitive prices with service agreements at discounted rates. We are Troy’s one-stop 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service, assistance every day of the year. You shouldn’t have to compromise comfort or quality to cut costs. We encourage you to see for yourself why our team of NATE-certified technicians is considered the heroes of HVAC.

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