My ac is broke? We receive phone calls stating just that, our ac is broke. Our answer to this quagmire starts this way. Have you checked our changed your furnace filter recently? We ask that question because 40% of ac issues is clogged furnace filters.
The homeowner either says yes or I’m not sure or here is the best answer, what furnace filter? Furnace filter not only effects the operation of my ac but also effects operations of the furnace. BOTTOM LINE” Change the furnace filter regularly such as every 2 months. The furnace filter should be rated no higher then Merv 5. Any furnace filter rated higher than Merv 5 restricts airflow. These new Eco motors don’t overcome the static pressure regardless what the manufacturer reps tell us.
Performing a static pressure test will determine what the static pressure is with a filter in and out. If a HVAC Contractor is worth his weight they will perform the static pressure test and write it down on the sheet metal return near eye level.
On occasions a broken AC can be repaired by you the homeowner by using a garden hose and thoroughly cleaning the outside unit and insuring your furnace filter is clean. Of coarse if the ac is broke and its electro-mechanical then a qualified ac repair man is needed.
My ac is broke what should I do? Always assess the situation concerning the central ac and then follow the steps above. If those above steps to repair your AC doesn’t work then put your head between your legs and kiss your blank good bye. No only kidding, LOL!
If your ac is broken don’t worry, we are here to help. Call for an appointment now. 312-243-9896