The air conditioner won’t turn on, or is cycling on and off too often.
- Check your thermostat! More often than not, the secret to fixing an A/C with the mind of its own lies in your thermostat settings. First, be sure that you’ve switched it over to from “heat” to “cool” and make sure the correct temperature is set. If you’re still having issues, replace the battery or check the circuit breaker to make sure it hasn’t tripped.
- When was the last time you checked your refrigerant? It’s possible that you need to have it re-charged, or that your lines are not insulated properly. In this case, your best bet is to call a professional to determine the issue.
- If you’re noticing puddles around your furnace, it’s possible that you likely have a blockage in your line somewhere. Normally, condensation forms and is carried out and away from the system by a series of tubes. When a tube becomes bent or detached, water is able to escape, causing pooling.
- In most cases, noises that you hear from your cooling system signify that something is loose or needs oiling. Try tightening all screws and oiling all working parts first. If that doesn’t eliminate the sound, call a professional to check your blower motor and fan blade.