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Pierson AC Repair Tips

If your air conditioning system isn’t operating at its best, there are a few things you might be able to do yourself to fix the problem. Most air conditioning system repairs require professional knowledge, but you might be able to make the following AC repairs yourself with these Pierson AC repair tips.

Woman looks at a broken air conditioner

System Isn’t Cooling

This is one of the Pierson AC repair tips you can likely handle yourself, but only if you can turn the power to your air conditioner off. If your air conditioning system is running as usual, but isn’t cooling, it might just need a good cleaning. Your owner’s manual probably has cleaning instructions in the troubleshooting section. If not, or if you don’t have your owner’s manual, these instructions may help.

  1. Turn the power to your air conditioner off at the manual shutoff level and your main electrical panel breaker. Never work on your air conditioning without making sure you have the power totally turned off at both of these places.
  2. Once you’re absolutely sure the power is off, remove any dirt, leaves, or other debris from the outside of your air conditioner. Trim any branches or other landscaping away that blocks your air conditioner’s flow of air.
  3. Check once again that you have the power turn off, then take the grille covering the fan of your air conditioner off so you can gain access to the fan. Take care not to pull any wires loose or bend the fins of the fan.
  4. Remove any dirt, leaves, or other debris from the fans, and vacuum inside the area with a small vacuum attachment.
  5. Put the fan grille back on your air conditioner.
  6. Turn the power back on at both places.
  7. Run your air conditioner. If it doesn’t cool after a cleaning, contact us for a service visit.

Puddles

Water condensation leaves your air conditioning system through a plastic drain tube. That’s normal, but fluid puddling up isn’t normal. If you have puddles of fluid, you likely have either a blockage in your drain tube or a pump that’s malfunctioning. The following Pierson AC repair tips might help you repair this problem.

  1. Look for fluid draining from the plastic drain tube. If you don’t see any fluid, you may have a blockage that is causing the condensation to backup or re-route itself. If this is the case, contact us for repair service.
  2. Check in and around your air conditioner to look for ice. If you see built up ice, you probably have a dirty filter. Replace the filter. If you still see ice building up, contact Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning for a service call.
  3. If your air conditioning system has a pump, pour a small amount of water into the pan beneath it. If the pump doesn’t immediately kick on to pump the water out, you likely have a power interruption or a broken pump. Look to see if you have a tripped breaker at your main electrical panel. If not, you probably have a broken pump or a busted check valve. Contact Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning for repair.

Call On Us For Your AC Repairs

Give us a call at 386-337-3502 if these Pierson AC repair tips don’t help your air conditioning system operate as good as new. You can also email Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning anytime by clicking on our convenient Contact Us tab at the top of the page.