Common AC Problems Published on June 22, 2015 When your home’s air conditioner goes out you want to get the problem solved as promptly as possible. Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you do just that so your family can get back to enjoying life with a properly functioning air conditioner. Curious what might be out of whack with your air conditioner and if you might need to schedule an AC repair? Here’s a short checklist of common AC problems. Filter first First things first: check your home’s air filters. Old or inefficient air filters are usual suspects for turning a perfectly functional and efficient air conditioner into a slow and inefficient one. How do you know if you ought to change your filters? If you can’t remember the last time you changed them, it’s almost certainly time to change them. If you’re still not sure, remove the air filter and check for visible dirt. If there is visible dust or dirt, throw it out and put a new one in right away. Check the air conditioner If your air filter is still clean, go outside and have a look at the unit itself. Sometimes sticks, leaves, and other debris can become lodged in or build up around the system. Check for these and other immediate signs that something may be wrong. Listen for loud or irregular sounds coming from the system as it runs. Though you should never try to make an AC repair on your own, you can trust your instincts to recognize when something looks or sounds wrong. Determine the length of the AC cycle An improper cooling cycle may be part of the problem. Listen to how long the air stays on in a cycle. An air conditioner in proper working condition typically runs for longer periods of time and stays off for a similar period of time, rather than switching on and off in short bursts. An abnormal AC cycle may be an warning of more serious problems that will call for professional AC repair sooner rather than later. Check your fuse box If the system shuts down, there may be a breaker flipped or a fuse blown. A tripped breaker may occur in bad weather, but if Salt Lake City hasn't seen any severe weather, there may be a more urgent problem that’s causing the breaker to trip. If the breaker in question gets tripped again soon after you flip it back on, call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 385-399-0280. Expert HVAC repair technicians at Mountainwest Service Experts are on call 24/7/365 to correct these and other common AC problems. Call 385-399-0280 or use our online scheduler today for fast, reliable AC repair service from the best technicians in town.