Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Common Air Conditioning Repairs in Late Summer

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Your air conditioning system gets a ton of use throughout the summer, keeping your home nice and cool. By the end of the summer, there are a number of issues that could have developed. General Air Conditioning offers a full range of AC repair in San Antonio and we wanted to share some of the problems that we often see towards the end of the summer.

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These Things Could Be Causing Issues for Your AC System

As your air conditioning system operates it will naturally develop problems throughout its life. Here are a few of the ones that we typically see happen after lots of use in the summer.

  • Clogged air filter – Your AC uses an air filter that removes large particles like dust, insect parts or dirt from getting into the moving parts of your system. Over the summer, all the use that your system gets can cause the filter to fill up and clog. If your air filter gets clogged, it can restrict the flow of air through the system and cause huge issues like insufficient cooling, reduced efficiency, increased repair and others.
  • Fan motor problems – When your air conditioner operates, it uses a fan to pull in warm air from your home, cool it and then push it through your home. All the use during the summer can cause the fan motors to start to break down. You may start to hear noises coming from your AC’s motor, you may notice that you aren’t getting enough cool air in your home or that your system won’t turn on.
  • Compressor issues – The compressor in your AC is one of the most critical components of the system. It works constantly when your AC is running and can often be the cause of serious problems. If you aren’t getting enough cooling in your home or if you hear hissing coming from your system, it could be the compressor.

If you need any air conditioning repairs in San Antonio, make sure that the company you call is General Air Conditioning.

Why Won’t My Air Conditioning Turn On?

Friday, July 26th, 2013

There are few situations more frustrating than not being able to start up your air conditioning system on a very hot summer day. If your air conditioner simply won’t turn on, contact the professional San Antonio air conditioning repair technicians at General Air Conditioning today. The longer you put off any necessary AC repairs, the more likely it becomes that your system will face serious damages. Do not allow minor AC problems to cause you a big headache down the road. As soon as you realize that your AC will not come on, give us a call. Here are a few tips to help you handle the situation properly.

Before jumping to a worst case scenario mentality, double check that you have set your thermostat properly. If you have it set to “heat” rather than to “cool,” or if you have set the temperature to an inappropriately high level, then the air conditioning system just may not realize that it ought to be running. It is also possible that your air conditioner has come unplugged from its power source, or even that something has severed the power line. Finally, check your circuit breakers. You could have your air conditioning system back up and running with the flip of a switch.

Once you have determined that this is not a simple case of human error and that your AC really will not start up, it is time to contact your air conditioning repair technician. It is very possible that there is an electrical problem within your air conditioning system, or that your start capacitor, which gives the system an extra energy boost to get going, has failed. It may also be a problem with a fan motor or even a slipped fan belt. If your AC seems to turn on but does not want to cool your home, you may have a low refrigerant charge on your hand. Contact us to determine the exact cause of your problem.

If your air conditioner won’t turn on at all, or if some component of it does not seem to operate, contact the San Antonio air conditioning repair pros at General Air Conditioning. We’ll make sure that you are able to cool your home effectively and reliably. Call now to discuss your AC repair options.