When your air conditioner stops working in your Louisville, KY home, it doesn’t take long for you and your family to realize it. There are some common air conditioning problems that can be solved pretty quickly. Here’s a look at some of those common problems and how they can be fixed.

Your HVAC System Won’t Shut Off

Your system provides cool air in the summer and heat in the winter, but it seems like once it comes on there’s nothing that can make it kick off unless you do so manually. The most glaring issue that this causes is seen on your monthly utility bill, which will go higher and higher the more your HVAC system runs. There are a host of causes that could be at the root of this problem. Your thermostat could be placed in a room that isn’t receiving good airflow. You may also be dealing with a unit that isn’t big enough to properly circulate air to the entire home. Finally, you could be dealing with faulty switches or low refrigerant. Whatever the case is, it’s a good time to bring in one of our professionals to check out your system and let you know what can be done. A system that runs continuously will end up costing you significantly more than a single service call, so it’s a great investment to make in the long run.

Your HVAC Unit Turns On and Off Repeatedly

If your central air conditioning system turns on but then quickly shuts off only to turn back on again, there’s a good chance that you’re having issues with your condenser. Ideally, you’re only looking at a clogged condenser unit which can be fixed with a simple cleaning. However, you should have one of our technicians come and take a look. He or she will make sure that something doesn’t need to be replaced or repaired.

HVAC Is Making a Strange Noise

Homeowners know the sounds of their homes. Undoubtedly, you have laid there awake at night and heard the familiar creaks, pops and hums that take place every night at a certain time. When your HVAC system starts making an unusual noise, it won’t take long for you to recognize it. If you think you’re hearing a new sound when your unit is running, it’s best to trust your gut and have it checked out by a technician sooner than later. Typically, these sounds pertain to the air handler that regulates airflow to the ductwork. Regardless, an unusual HVAC sound is a good time to call one of our professionals and have them find the source of your new noise. While it may not be anything significant, ignoring an early warning sign from your HVAC system can lead to major repairs having to be performed in the future.

HVAC System Won’t Come On

A system that won’t work is the worst problem you can have. Ideally, a system that won’t come on can be attributed to a tripped breaker. However, if that’s not the case, you may have a more serious problem on your hands. You could simply need a new thermostat, or it could be something internal with the unit, including a motor or a compressor. If your problem is bigger than flipping a breaker, contact one of our professionals to come out, evaluate the problem, and make sure you get the temperature control that you need.

Whatever the issue is with your HVAC system, our trained HVAC technicians can evaluate it, identify it and let you know what steps need to be taken to get your system up and running at its full potential once again. Don’t spend a minute of your time miserable in the summer heat of Louisville, Kentucky. Contact Birkhead Co. to get your system repaired today.

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