With a few more weeks of winter coming to North Texas, it’s hard to think about air conditioning repair service for your home AC unit.

But when it’s time to switch your thermostat from heat to cool, you want your air conditioner to cool quickly and you don’t want to have to deal with problems. Unfortunately, when air conditioners work as long and hard as ours do in the Plano area, breakdowns and malfunctions are inevitable.

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When spring comes and you’ve got your AC up and running, here are some things to look out for:

  1.  Your unit runs all the time. This could be an indication that your unit may be low on refrigerant or that your air returns are drawing in too much warm air from your attic.
  1.  Your outside unit doesn’t turn on at all. There are many possible causes for this, including a lack of power to the unit, a defective thermostat, transformer or contactor, burned out wires or even an infestation of the outside unit by ants or other pests.
  1.  Your outside unit turns on but the fan inside it doesn’t turn. Among the reasons the fan may not be turning are a bad blower motor, dirty evaporator coils, a defective capacitor or burned wires.
  1.  Your outside unit makes a humming noise but won’t run. This can happen when the fan motor malfunctions or the wires or capacitor are bad.
  1.  Your circuit breaker trips when your air conditioner is turned on. You may have a bad breaker or the problem could be with your air conditioner, which might have a defective contactor, a short in the condenser fan motor or the compressor isn’t properly grounded.
  1.  Your air conditioner is leaking water inside your house. The drain pan under your evaporator coils may have developed rust holes or your outside drain hose could be clogged.
  1.  Your thermostat isn’t maintaining the set temperature. The thermostat may need batteries or it may need to be calibrated.  In some cases, it may need to be replaced.
  1.  You have ice on your outside unit and on the condenser. This could mean you have a dirty filter or a dirty evaporator.  It can also mean you’re low on refrigerant.
  1.  Your energy bills are climbing. An air conditioner that isn’t working correctly will be less efficient.  Lowered efficiency translates to higher energy bills.
  1.  Your air conditioner is old. If your unit is ten years older or more, you may experience many symptoms that mean it’s time for a replacement.

There are a variety of reasons that your AC might fail to work efficiently or fail to work at all this spring and summer. If you suspect that your unit isn’t working right and your home just isn’t cool enough, don’t wait.

Sometimes just getting a tune-up can help too!

Contact Chrome Heating & Air Conditioning, we can diagnose and repair all of your air conditioning problems or contact us online to schedule a visit by one of our HVAC technicians near Frisco and Plano TX.