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

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The fluctuating weather in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas can mean a number of things, from the changing seasons to flipping 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 fails to work or you notice it operating weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the team at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and may solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Set to be around room temperature
  • Working with a fresh battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

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

3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches

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

  • Around the air conditioner itself and typically look like your stereotypical light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve completed 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 shout. The experts at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 772-205-3269 to set up an appointment with us.

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