It can be troubling when you are dealing with an AC that isn’t working right and the temperature outside is well over 100 degrees. Frustrated homeowners are constantly calling on HVAC professionals to come out and check out their system when they could have likely solved the problem on their own with a little bit of troubleshooting. The only problem is that many homeowners don’t know the first thing about troubleshooting AC problems. That’s why Hal Mechanical is here to share some of the most basic troubleshooting tips with you today.
Clogged Air Filter
The first place homeowners should always check is the air filter. These filters should be changed once a month during the summer, and most homeowners don’t do it. A dirty filter will leave your AC system working much harder, if at all, to get the job of cooling down your home during the summer. If you pull out the filter and see that there is a great deal of dirt and debris on it, you probably just need to replace it and your system will start working well again.
Check Thermostat Temperature Settings
You would be surprised at how often homeowners have accidentally put their thermostat on heat rather than cool. Obviously, if this is the case, you aren’t going to get the cool air you are looking for coming from your vents. This should also be one of the first places you should check for a problem.
Air Conditioner Trips Breaker
Sometimes an AC system will trip the circuit breaker. If you have tried to turn on your AC to find that absolutely nothing is happening, this is a good place to start looking. Make sure all of the switches are in the ON position. If there is one that is only halfway there, you know that the breaker was tripped and you should flip it off and then back on.
Dirty Outdoor Air Conditioner Condenser
When your outdoor AC unit is dirty, it can’t function properly. Go outside and check on this to see if it needs any cleaning. If you see that there is a somewhat small amount of dust on the coils, use a hose to gently clean them off. If you see that there is a thick layer of dirt and debris, it is recommended that you call a professional to avoid damaging the unit during the cleaning process.
Open Air Vents
Sometimes areas in your home aren’t cool because the vent is simply shut. If your vents are on the floor, this can happen rather easily during regular use of the room. Give your home a good walk through and make sure all those vents are open wide.
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If you have followed all of these troubleshooting steps and your AC system still isn’t working, it’s time to call on the experts at Hal Mechanical to get to the bottom of it. We will handle any AC repairs or replacements you need. Call us today!