Air conditioner problems are a pain to deal with, especially when it’s hot out. If your air conditioner is acting up, though, you are going to want to check a few things before you call for professional repairs. It may well be that you have a problem with your system that only a professional can resolve for you. However, it’s also possible that it’s a problem that you yourself can take care of with a bit of effort. Check the following things before you call a professional to look at your air conditioner for you.
A problem with the thermostat can certainly make it seem like the air conditioner is malfunctioning, even if the system itself is perfectly fine. In fact, you would be amazed at how many air conditioner ‘problems’ turn out to be just due to someone changing the settings on the thermostat and not telling the others in the house.
You should take a look at your thermostat and make sure that it’s set properly before calling for professional air conditioning repairs. If everything appears to be displaying correctly, but the air conditioner is still malfunctioning, the problem might be somewhere else. If the thermostat seems like it might be the source of the problem, you should replace the batteries just to see if that solves it.
The Air Filter
If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be blowing enough cool air, you might want to check and make sure the air filter is clean. The air filter is designed to protect the air conditioner from any dust and other contaminants that might lurk in your home’s ducts. If it’s not changed often enough, though, it can become clogged and prevent a lot of air from entering the system. If you change the air filter and it solves the problem, great! If the filter appears to be fine, then the problem might be somewhere else.
The Circuit Breaker
Sometimes, the air conditioner can fail to start because it’s tripped the circuit breaker. Before you call for repairs, check the circuit breaker and make sure that electricity is getting to the air conditioner. If the breaker is tripped, reset it and see if that fixes the problem. If the breaker keeps tripping, or the circuit won’t reset, you might have a bigger problem. You’ll need to call a professional if that is happening.
You should note that in most cases, all of these areas are probably going to check out fine and your air conditioner will still be experiencing issues. The majority of problems that affect air conditioners and give off obvious indicators are those that need more involved repairs. If you suspect that your air conditioner is seriously malfunctioning, please don’t hesitate to call for professional help. Better to be more cautious and ensure that the system is properly taken care of.
Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling provides comprehensive air conditioner repair services in Cartersville, GA. If you need to have your air conditioner repaired, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.