Here are some simple tips to try before making a repair appointment to see if there’s an easy fix you can do yourself. We would love to save you the time and money of a repair call if one of these solutions gets your air conditioning running smoothly again without our help.
Check the thermostat.
First, look at your thermostat display. Is it set to “Cool” or “Auto”? At the beginning of a new season, it’s easy to forget to change settings. Additionally, if your thermostat isn’t turning on, it may need new batteries. These quick fixes are very common issues and could save you the time and expense of a service call.
Replace the air filter.
Next, go look at your air filter. Dirt and debris may be blocking airflow and hindering your AC’s performance. If it looks dirty, go ahead and replace it. Afterwards, check the temperature of your home to see if it helped.
Look for blocked airflow.
Another suggestion we have is to look around your home. Have furniture, doors, or closed vents hindered airflow? Your air conditioning system needs adequate ventilation to run properly. Do a quick walk-through of your home to see if anything is blocked. After you improve airflow, check the temperature to see if that solved the problem.
Reset the breaker.
It’s also a good idea to check your breaker box. When you lose power, even briefly, the breaker may trip as a protection against surges. If it’s tripped, turn the breaker off completely and then on again to restore power to your unit.
Make sure the equipment door is latched.
Finally, look at the unit itself. As a safety feature, your AC will not run if the door hinge is left open. If someone has been examining it to identify a problem, the door may not be completely closed. Once you confirm that it’s closed, see if the unit turns back on.
If you have tried these tips and you are still experiencing trouble, please schedule an appointment. Our well-trained technicians are ready to diagnose and repair any issues your air conditioner may have. We would love to serve you and help get your home comfortable again.