Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for AC Repair

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The fluctuating weather in Litchfield Park can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to flicking off the switch of your air conditioner for the chilly months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it operating oddly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the team at Cooler Tymes LLC for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and could solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Programmed to be around room temperature
  • Utilizing a new battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act weirdly, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for many AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter lowers your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.

3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches

The majority of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:

  • Near the air conditioner itself and typically look like your stereotypical light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your air conditioner and figure out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then flip it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A routine blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a call. The team at Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 623-208-6444 to set up an appointment with us.

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