Summer is the busiest season for Myrtle Beach air conditioning experts because most homeowners are using their AC’s at full blast to ward off the heat. If you are among these homeowners, you may be finding it difficult to have an available professional come to your home and have a look at your unit. This is why it is important to learn about the basic fixes so that you can immediately tend to your unit’s problem even without professional assistance.
To help you with this, we have listed below the most common Myrtle Beach air conditioning problems that occur during summer as well as their corresponding repair.
- Air conditioning unit not turning on
One of the most common problems with air conditioners is that they fail to turn on properly after being used for long hours. If this happens, you will need to check your thermostat settings or your circuit breaker. Either your thermostat is not in the right setting or its battery has died. Otherwise, your fuse might be tripped.
You don’t need a professional to help you with this. You just have to have extra batteries on hand so that you can immediately replace the used ones in your thermostat. If your fuse has tripped, you will have to buy a new one from the local hardware or home depot and replace the tripped one in your circuit breaker.
- Airflow issues
You will know your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit has airflow problems if you no longer feel comfortable with the air that it produces. According to experts, you should first consider changing or cleaning your filters. On the average, you need to change or clean your filters once every month or 2 months depending on how many people live in the house, how frequently you use the air conditioner and whether or not you have pets.
- High utility bills
If your utility bills have suddenly soared this summer, but you are not using the air conditioner very frequently, this could mean that the unit is not operating efficiently. Before calling in a professional or while waiting for an HVAC expert to become available to service you, consider checking your air filters. They might need cleaning or replacing. If this is not the case, you will need to call in a professional to schedule a tune-up.
- Rattling or buzzing noises when the unit is operating
Unusual noises coming from your air conditioning unit while it is operating is surely a cause for worry. Experts suggest this may either be caused by a loose screw or by problems with your blower motors or fan blades.
If it’s because of loose screws, all you need to do is tighten them and, if necessary, add lubrication for more efficiency. If you still hear the noise, check the inside unit and look at the blower motors. You also need to have a look at the fan blades which is at the condenser unit, outside your house. If there is problems with your blower motors or if the fan blades are bent, you will need to have them replaced with new ones.
Call in a professional Myrtle Beach air conditioning contractor to ensure proper and appropriate repair to your units. Contact Air Comfort Heating and Cooling now and inquire about their services.
Air Comfort Heating & Cooling
4555 Highway 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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