As summer gets closer and closer, homeowners will be relying on their AC unit to keep them cool and comfortable as the temperatures rise. However, problems can occur that can easily cause your AC to not run at its best when you need it most. As a leading name in AC repair in Cypress, Texas, Enviromax Services Inc. knows that no one wants to deal with AC problems in the Texas heat, so we’ve listed some common AC problems and the steps you can take to get your AC running smoothly again:


Problem: Your AC Isn’t Cooling Your Home

Solution: If your AC is running, but isn’t blowing cool air, lower your thermostat temperature by a few degrees. If this doesn’t help, it may be due to a clogged condenser or evaporator. Buildup of grime and other debris can block cold air from entering your home. Check both components carefully and carefully clean any gunky buildup you see. The issue may also be caused by a refringent leak. To check for a leak, inspect the area around the unit’s line set (the copper tube that runs from the indoor to the outdoor unit) for wet spots. Give your local AC repair company a call to ensure that this issue is properly fixed.


Problem: Your AC Unit Won’t Turn On

Solution: Nothing is worse than your AC unit refusing to turn on when it’s a hot day outside. If you notice this issue, there may be an issue with the wiring. Check the external wiring to make sure there is no fraying or broken wires. If you don’t notice any issues on the external wiring, move on to the electrical wiring in your home. There may be a blown fuse or tripped wiring that is causing the problem with your AC unit.  Reset the power in your house and see if that resolves the issue. If neither of these steps correct the issue, your AC unit may have a broken motor or a problem with the internal wiring, which both will require the help of your local Cypress AC technician.


Problem: The Controls for Your AC Aren’t Working

Solution: This issue is most likely caused by a problem with the thermostat. First, check your thermostat to make sure it is in “cool” mode – if it’s set to “heat,” the AC won’t turn on. Also, take some time to change the batteries. Something as simple as low batteries could be causing the issue. If you still notice problems, reset your thermostat according to the manufacturer’s directions. If the problem continues to persist, carefully pry open your thermostat and ensure there are no loose wires or screws. If none of these tips correct the problem, it may be time to invest in a new thermostat.


Problem: Your AC is Cooling Rooms Unevenly

Solution: If your AC isn’t evenly cooling your home, check to make sure your air filters are clean. If not, the solution to this problem may be as easy as changing the air filters in your home. However, if the air filters are clean and in no need of replacement, the problem may be caused by an AC unit that is too small to effectively cool your home. If your AC unit is too small, it will be unable to evenly distribute cool air throughout your home. An AC technician will be able to help you determine the correct AC size your home needs to stay cool.


No one wants to deal with the hassle of a broken AC as the temperatures rise. These common problems can easily be corrected at home and with the help of a Cypress, Texas AC company. For professional help with any of your AC problems, give Enviromax Services Inc. a call at (713) 466-7555.