Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Guide

With 30 years of experience in the Atlanta region going on trouble calls, the following are a list of the most common problems and fixes that you can do yourself before you call One Call and save time and money:                                               

  1. I came home from work and my house is hot.  It was working fine this morning when I left!
      1. If the ac unit isn’t running:
          1. Check the thermostat to ensure it is set at the proper temperature.
          2. Check to ensure the thermostat is set to the “cool” setting.
          3. Check for a blown circuit breaker.  If it keeps tripping call One Call at (678)759-2363 because there was a reason why it keeps tripping. Schedule repair service online and save.
          4. Check the air filter.  A dirty air filter can cause the ac unit to shut down.  Don’t run the ac unit without an air filter.  Keep a spare air filter nearby.
          5. If none of those help call One Call at (678)759-2363 because you likely have a larger problem that warrants a repair call.  One Call provides true 24 hour emergency service.  Ask how our Tune-Up special can cut the cost of your repair!
      2. The ac unit is running but the air is warm.
          1. Check the thermostat to ensure it is set at the proper temperature.
          2. Check to ensure the thermostat is set to the “cool” setting.
          3. Check the condenser outside to see if it is running and look inside to see if ice has built up on the coils.  If ice has built up inside, shut the ac unit off and let the coils start to defrost.  Don’t try to chip the ice off – you will likely damage the coils.  Call One Call at (678)759-2363 because you likely have an ac unit low on Freon.  Schedule repair service online and save.  One Call provides true 24 hour emergency service.  Ask how our Tune-Up special can cut the cost of your repair!
          4. Check the air filter.  A dirty air filter will slow the air passing through the ac unit.  Don’t run the air conditioner without an air filter.  Keep a spare air filter nearby.  If the air filter is that dirty call One Call at (678)759-2363 because the coil and blower inside the air handling unit is likely dirty also driving up your energy cost.  Schedule   repairs online and save.  Ask how our Tune-Up special can cut the cost of your repair!  One Call will inspect the air ducts near the air handler because there may have been a buildup of dust and you may likely need a good air duct cleaning. You may be noticing more dust in the home also and an increase in allergies.
  2. Lately my ac unit hasn’t been putting out as cold of air and it takes longer to cool my home.
          1. Check the thermostat to ensure it is set at the proper temperature.
          2. Check to ensure the thermostat is set to the “cool” setting.
          3. Check the condenser outside to see if it is running and look inside to see if ice has built up on the coils.  If ice has built up inside, shut the ac unit off and let the coils start to defrost.  Don’t try to chip the ice off – you will likely damage the coils.  Call One Call at (678)759-2363 because you likely have an ac unit low on Freon.  Schedule service online and save.  Ask how our Tune-Up special can cut the cost of your repair!
          4. Check the air filter.  A dirty air filter will slow the air passing through the ac unit.  Don’t run the air conditioner without an air filter.  Keep a spare air filter nearby.  If the air filter is that dirty call One Call at (678)759-2363 because the coil and blower inside the air handling unit is likely dirty also, driving up your energy costs.  Schedule service online and save.  Ask how our Tune-Up special can cut the cost of your repair!  One Call will inspect the air ducts near the air handler because there may have been a buildup of dust and you may likely need a good air duct cleaning.  You may be noticing more dust in the home also and an increase in allergies.
  3. I have noticed my utility bills going up higher than last year.
      1. Have you added any items that may be using that power such as hot tubs etc?
      2. Has your utility company raised their rates?  Compare your current bill with old ones.
      3. Have you ever had an energy audit for your home?  Several problems may be occurring that would make more than pay for an energy audit.
      4. Is your ac system running frequently or constantly?
          1. Check the thermostat to ensure it is set at the proper temperature. 
          2. Checked your air filter?  Keep a spare air filter nearby. 
          3. Check for debris around your ac unit outside or clogging the fins.
          4. Schedule service online and save or One Call at (678)759-2363.  Ask how our Tune-Up special can cut the cost of your repair! 
      5. Do you have a maintenance plan on your ac system?  Having regular tune-ups will keep you ac system close to the factory standards keeping your energy costs down and your comfort up.  Schedule maintenance online and save
      6. Is your current ac system getting old?  As your ac system ages it will use more power.  If your current system came with the new home and is over 7 years it may be ready for replacement.  If it has been more than 10 years since the unit has been replaced it may be ready for replacement.  Current technology has greatly improved the efficiency of air conditioning systems.  Call One Call at (678)759-2363 for a review and consider and installing a replacement air conditioner.

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One Call Heating & Cooling Locations

863 Flat Shoals Rd., #358
Conyers, GA 30094
(678) 413-1922

1128 E. Hwy 54, # 1
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(678) 759-2363

922 Hwy 81 #252
McDonough, GA 30252
(678) 583-2109

388 Bullsboro Dr. # 116
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 253-3814

312 Crosstown Rd. #145
Peachtree City, GA 30269
(770) 487-3808


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