How to Repair Your Air Conditioning System

After a packed day of summertime activities, there’s nothing like coming back home to put your feet up and relax in the comfort of your cool home. But what happens when you walk through the door to realize your air conditioning system is blowing hot air? Luckily, your local Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut HVAC repair professionals at FSi Oil and Propane are here to help. If this sounds like you, there’s no need to panic. Read on to learn how to troubleshoot your A/C problems and learn how our HVAC team at FSi can help you keep your cool this summer with expert A/C repairs, tune-ups, and installations.

Troubleshoot Your MA or CT A/C Issues in 4 Simple Steps

Is your air conditioner running but not cooling? There are a few steps you can take to help troubleshoot the problem. Give these suggestions a try right away to help get your system operating normally:

  1. Change your filter:

    Your home’s air filter needs to be changed at least every 90 days. A dirty filter can prevent your A/C system from cooling properly.

  2. Open all your A/C vents:

    You may be surprised to find that a closed vent could be preventing your indoor spaces from getting the cool you’re used to. A cursory check around your home might reveal a vent that was accidentally shut. Be sure to open these vents to help restore the cool airflow to your home.

  3. Double-check your thermostat settings:

    Unfortunately, it is easy to accidentally have your A/C set to the incorrect setting or temperature. After you ensure that yoru system is set to “cool,” it is essential to set the temperature below the current indoor temperature to help the A/C system kick on. Otherwise, an incorrect setting can prevent your cooling system from turning on.

  4. Check your outdoor unit:

    Did you know that debris surrounding your outdoor condenser unit can block airflow to your air conditioning system? If you spot leaves, dirt, branches, or any other obstructions in this area, be sure to clear them or gently wash them away with a hose.

If your A/C unit is still not working, it is time to contact the air conditioning experts at FSi. We can help access your system, check your refrigerant levels, and perform the necessary repairs to help restore your home comfort as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Residential Air Conditioning Repair & Tune-Up Services in MA & CT

Don’t sweat it. You can trust our team at FSi Oil and Propane to diagnose and repair your air conditioning problems swiftly so that you can get back to enjoying your summer with fewer worries about your indoor comfort. Typically, our air conditioning service calls boil down to a few common problems, which include:

  • Clogged condensate lines
  • Failed capacitors in the outdoor unit
  • Damage to wiring in outdoor units
  • Leaking outdoor coils due to damage or wear and tear
  • Failed fan/blower motor at the air handler or outdoor unit

A/C on the fritz? One of the issues above could be to blame. Request a service with one of our technicians or request an estimate on a new central or ductless system today.

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Beat the Heat with Professional Cooling Services from the Experts at FSi

When it comes to A/C repairs, you don’t want to cut corners; experience makes a difference. You can rely on our service technicians at FSi to properly repair your cooling system the first time. We’re here to do the job right so that you are 100% satisfied with the outcome. In addition to providing maintenance, we are also pleased to offer our customers A/C installations and cooling service plans to help protect your system year-round. Get started by requesting an A/C service today or becoming a customer by filling out our online form here.