Is My AC Broken?

It’s hot, and you don’t know why the A/C isn’t working correctly.  John Betlem offers a few problems that will let you know when it’s time to call the experts.

Is your air conditioner leaking?

The condensate drain could be clogged, especially if it’s been very humid in Rochester lately! Your A/C technician can check it for you and make sure it’s doing its job properly.

If it’s not condensation, it could be refrigerant. In that case, it’s important to call your air conditioning technician right away. A qualified tech knows that each air conditioning system requires a certain type of refrigerant and must be charged correctly in order to work at its best.

Is air flowing, but smells or is weak?

A clean filter in your A/C system means that the air is cooled, clean, and circulating properly. If the air is warm, smells dirty, or is not circulating, it could be a filter issue. Ask your air conditioning repair tech if the filter needs to be cleaned.

To avoid the problem, make sure you’re getting regular air conditioning checkups from John Betlem. It saves you money on your energy bills, keeps your A/C in top shape, and can extend the life of your air conditioner.

Is your system freezing up?

Don’t attempt to solve this one on your own, because it could be an electrical issue. To repair an air conditioning problem like this one, a technician you can trust is essential. Sometimes they’re related to the compressor and fan controls wearing out, other times they can be due to corrosion. Your tech can tell you which one and what your best options are.

At John Betlem, we think it’s important that our customers know what to look for when their air conditioning unit isn’t working. They’re expensive pieces of equipment, and can be dangerous if handled improperly.

If you don’t know why your air conditioner isn’t working, just give us a call. We’re here for your A/C repair needs all summer long!