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September 1, 2023

Summer isn’t quite over yet and if your air conditioner is having problems, waiting to solve them will only lead to more problems next year. Some issues with your AC, while still an annoyance, can be easily diagnosed by yourself. 

However, in the case that you do need to call Anchor for AC repair service, some basic troubleshooting will help our team of HVAC technicians pinpoint the problem and get your cooling system back in order faster. Take a look at 5 common, and easily diagnosable, AC repairs. 

1. AC Not Blowing Cold Air

This is one of the most common repair calls we receive at Anchor, and the issue is usually caused by a clogged air filter. Your AC air filter should be changed on average every 30-60 days—but the longer you wait to change it, the less efficient your cooling system becomes. You may need to change your air filter more often if you have pets or an older AC. Some signs to look out for include high energy bills and increased amounts of dust. Our team can easily change an air filter during a tune-up, but you can also take care of this task yourself. 

2. AC Won’t Turn On

It can be frustrating when your air conditioner won’t turn on, but there are a few steps you can take to determine if the problem is an easy fix or will require repair. The first step is to check your thermostat settings and batteries. If this doesn’t work, try resetting your circuit breaker. If all else fails, call in the team at Anchor for AC repair to get to the bottom of the problem. 

3. AC Short Cycling 

When your air conditioner turns off and on repeatedly, it’s called short cycling. One of the most common reasons short cycling happens is from a refrigerant leak within your system—and if left untreated, leaks can cause more severe problems for your AC and even affect your indoor air quality. To determine if your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant, listen for a hissing or bubbling sound and look for frozen evaporator coils—then call in the pros at Anchor to make sure leaks didn’t cause damage to your system. 

4. Uneven Temperatures Throughout Your Home

If certain areas of your home just won’t cool down regardless of your temperature settings, there could be a distribution issue from your AC, which is common in recently renovated homes. In these cases, you can install a ductless mini split heat pump for supplemental heating and cooling. Mini splits are all-electric, high-efficiency HVAC systems that don’t need to be connected to a duct system and can provide year-round comfort. 

At Anchor, we install best-in-class Trane heat pump systems that are known for their performance and reliability. While mini split heat pumps are great for supplemental heating and cooling, they can also be installed as a zoned, whole-home HVAC replacement with room-by-room controls!

5. Lack of Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your air conditioner operating at peak performance. Without it, small problems can quickly turn into big problems that require costly repairs. Generally, your AC needs a tune-up annually, but if it’s getting older it may need to be serviced more often. 

Anchor makes maintenance easy with our EZ-Pay Program! For less than $20 a month, you can get two tune-ups a year—one for heating and one for cooling—10% discounts on repairs, emergency services, and more!  

Call Anchor Heating & Air For AC Repair Service 

No matter what the problem is with your air conditioner, our qualified team can find the best solution for your Marietta home with our comprehensive repair services. In the case that you need an air conditioning replacement, we install industry-leading air conditioners, heat pumps, and mini splits. 

Schedule your air conditioner service. Call (770) 942-2873 or contact us online.

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