Summer in Dayton, Ohio, brings warm, sunny days perfect for outdoor fun and relaxation. But when the heat rises, there’s nothing more crucial than a reliable air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable. At Allied Services, Inc., we understand how frustrating it can be when your AC unit isn’t performing as it should. To help you stay cool this summer, we’ve put together troubleshooting tips for three common air conditioning issues.

Keep Your Cool This Summer: Troubleshooting Common AC Issues

1. AC Startup Issues

If your AC isn’t turning on, the first thing to check is the thermostat. Ensure it’s set to “cool” and the temperature is set lower than the current room temperature. If the thermostat is working correctly, check the circuit breaker and reset it, if necessary. If neither of these steps works, it could be a more serious issue like a faulty compressor or a wiring problem. In this case, it’s best to call in a professional technician.

2. Inadequate Cooling

When your AC is running but not cooling your home effectively, it can be due to several factors. Start by checking the air filter. A dirty filter can restrict airflow, making your AC work harder and less efficiently. Replace or clean the filter if it’s dirty. Another common cause is blocked or dirty condenser coils. These should be cleaned regularly to ensure efficient cooling. Additionally, ensure your vents are open and unobstructed to allow proper air circulation. If you’ve checked these and your AC still isn’t cooling effectively, it could be low refrigerant levels or a leak requiring professional attention.

3. Frequent Cycling

If your AC is frequently turning on and off, it’s known as short cycling. This can be caused by an oversized unit, thermostat issues, or refrigerant leaks. Short cycling puts extra strain on your system and can lead to higher energy bills and a reduced lifespan of your AC. Start by checking your thermostat settings and placement. Sometimes, relocating the thermostat to a better position can solve the issue. However, if the problem persists, having a professional assess your system is best.

Contact Us for Professional Help

At Allied Services, Inc., we are committed to keeping our Dayton community cool and comfortable. If you’re experiencing any issues with your air conditioning system or need preventive maintenance, our experienced technicians are here to help. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059 to schedule a service appointment and ensure your home stays cool all summer.