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Common Summer AC Problems

Outdoor AC Condenser UnitsWhen you turn your air conditioner on in May or June, you might just set the thermostat to a certain temperature and not think about it for the rest of the season. However, if you notice that your house isn’t as cool as it should be or your AC is running too much, then you might need to call for professional HVAC repair. At Absolute Comfort in Crystal Lake, we can provide AC repair when you need it most, and our goal is to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long!

In this post, we’ll take a look at some common AC problems that you can encounter during the summer. If you have any questions after you’ve read it, or you want to schedule HVAC service, then please don’t hesitate to contact us right away.

AC Won’t Shut Off

You expect your air conditioner to run for a good part of the day, especially once the temperatures begin to reach the 80s and 90s. As it gets warmer outside, you’ll want to make sure your AC is in tip-top shape, but if the unit runs all the time, then there could be cause for concern.

An air conditioning unit that won’t shut off might be experiencing problems with its relay between the central unit and the thermostat. Your house may have reached the desired temperature, but the AC isn’t getting the signal from the thermostat, or the thermostat itself is faulty and isn’t displaying the proper temperature.

You’ll also want to make sure that cold air isn’t escaping out through cracks in your windows and doors. Your AC will have to work harder, and perhaps run constantly, in order to keep the house cool, all because air is escaping outside. This issue can affect the system’s efficiency, which in turn can result in higher energy bills during the summer.

The House Isn’t Cooling Down

Your air conditioning system may be running when it should and turning off when it should, but your house still isn’t cooling down to the temperature you want. This often happens when your AC filter is dirty or there’s an issue with the unit’s refrigerant line. With a dirty filter, not enough air is being pulled through the system and the AC isn’t able to cool enough air to make the house comfortable. With a refrigerant problem, the air might not end up being cooled at all, which means warm air is circulating throughout your house.

When you encounter these issues, it’s best to call in an HVAC professional. Anything that requires your central air unit to be opened up and investigated should be handled by an AC technician who knows what they’re doing. Any DIY attempt by you or someone in your house could end up causing more problems, or worse, personal injury.

Schedule Service Today

If something goes wrong with your air conditioner this summer, then it’s important to contact a reputable HVAC company as soon as possible. At Absolute Comfort, we offer 24-hour emergency service, so if something happens in the middle of a warm July night, you won’t have to wait until the morning for someone to come and take care of the problem.

If all you need is standard AC service and repair, then you can contact us by using the form below or by calling us at your convenience. With our years of expertise, we can figure out any cooling system problem and get your house back to a comfortable temperature in no time at all. If you’re thinking about replacing your AC unit, then we can help with that as well.

We look forward to keeping your home cool this summer!

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