My AC stopped working. What should I do?
- Verify that your thermostat is set to “Cool” and the fan switch is set to “Auto.”
- Look at your breakers. If any appear to be tripped or in the mid position, turn them completely off and then back on.
- Some thermostats have a delay period of up to 10 minutes after a power interruption. Wait 10 minutes.
- If it still doesn't come on, call (919) 755-1957, and we’ll be right out.
My AC runs all the time and doesn’t seem to keep up.
- Check your filter(s). If they are dirty – change them. Do not run your system without a filter!
- Look at your outdoor coil. Look deep between the fins. If they are dirty call us. These take special chemicals to clean without damaging your unit.
- Are you adding unusual amounts of heat during the hottest time of the day? Consider waiting until late evening to run your dishwasher, oven, or dryer.
- If this doesn’t solve the problem, call (919) 755-1957, and we’ll be right out.
My home seems clammy, humid, and has a slight smell.
- This is often because your AC is dirty or improperly charged.
- You may notice black dots on the bathroom ceiling, black lines on the shower tile, a chilly feeling when you sit to watch TV. This is all because of improper humidity often caused by AC problems.
- You will need professional service on your unit to fix this. Call (919) 755-1957 and we’ll be right out.
My electric bill was “shocking.” Pun intended!
- There are great lists of ways to use less power on the utility website. This is not that.
- The #1 cause of AC excessive use is an improperly charged system. Only a little over or under charge will increase run time exponentially.
- The #2 reason is a dirty outdoor or indoor unit. It needs to be professionally serviced.
- You can make sure your filter is clean. Your unit needs full air-flow.
- If your system is getting some age on it, consider a new system. Our replacement systems use about ½ the electricity. This is not hype. Federal regulations mandate these efficiencies.
My system is noisy inside when it comes on.
- Make sure all your vents are fully open. Even in the rooms, you don’t use.
- If that doesn’t solve it, you may need your ductwork properly sized. We can give you a complementary look-see on this problem.
My system is just old, repairs are piling up, and we have the old outlawed R-22 refrigerant.
- It’s time to consider replacing your system.
- The utility money you save can pay for your new system.
- Call us at (919) 755-1957. We’ll be right over to give you choices and options.