Answering 5 Common AC Service Questions

March 15, 2024

Air conditioning units are common in most homes. According to the United States Department of Energy, roughly 75% of homes in the country have AC units. When AC units work, you hardly have anything to worry about. However, when they malfunction, not only will you have no air conditioning, you’ll need to get an AC service to fix them. That said, let’s look at some of the common questions people have regarding AC units.

How Can I Reduce My Unit’s Power Consumption?

A considerable amount of one’s energy bill can be attributed to using an AC unit. Fortunately, several fixes exist. You can change or install smart thermostats around your home. This will minimize your units usage and you will have more control of when your unit turns on.

How Often Should Your AC Unit Be Serviced?

Depending on your unit, an AC unit should be serviced with routine checks a few times a year. AC manufacturers recommend you contact an AC service company with an MSCA (Mechanic Service Contractors of America) certification to service your unit. Performing routine maintenance will minimize the need for repairs.

Why Does My Air Conditioner Run Continuously?

If your AC unit runs continuously, it might be too small for your home. If this is the case, it will be forced to run continuously to cool your entire home adequately. Call a professional AC service company to check if your unit has any other issues. If not, they will measure your space and recommend an AC unit that matches your home’s size.

Why Isn’t My AC Unit Cooling My Home?

If your AC unit isn’t adequately cooling your home, you need to try a couple of things. Start by lowering the thermostat by several degrees to see if all areas in your home are cool. If that doesn’t work, check if the air filter is dirty. If it’s dirty, it must be replaced.

Why Won’t My AC Unit Turn On?

Before you contact an AC service company because your AC won’t turn on, there are several things you need to check. For instance, see if the thermostat is correctly set. This is potentially an easy fix. Another thing to confirm is that there is power in your home. If you check these things and they are okay, call a service company to fix your AC unit. They will be able to diagnose the issue.

Your air conditioner helps maintain comfortable temperatures in your home, so it’s only normal if you have some concerns. If you have more questions regarding your AC unit, contact Pure Air Consultants. We would be happy to help!