Wait! If you’re experiencing problems with your air conditioner, hold the phone before calling your AC company. Although it’s summer and you want your AC repaired as quickly as possible, take the time to see if you’re able to find and fix the problem yourself. Follow the steps below to check everything you can before calling for AC repair.
The first step to fixing your problem is determining what’s causing it and where it’s coming from. If your air conditioner isn’t turning on at all, it could be an electrical problem. Make sure your thermostat batteries aren’t dead, the screen is working and your AC is on. If your thermostat screen is still blank after changing the batteries and your air conditioner is off, check your breaker box to ensure the circuit wasn’t tripped.
When your air conditioner is on but not working efficiently, it could be a mechanical problem. Before checking the mechanics of your system, double check to make sure the settings on your thermostat are where they are supposed to be and haven’t been tampered with. If you can’t remember the last time you changed your air filters or cleaned your vents, you might have located your problem. Dirty air filters, vents, return grates and ductwork can all cause unhealthy, uncomfortable air quality and poor circulation throughout your home.
One last thing to check before calling your AC company is your outdoor unit. Just like the parts of your system that are inside, a dirty outdoor unit can cause your air conditioner to work inefficiently. The only difference is that your outdoor unit can get dirtier more quickly since it’s outside. Clean dirt and debris from the inside and outside of your unit to increase air flow and prevent further damage. If you determined your problem was electrical but everything inside seems to be working, turn your system on and make sure you can hear your outdoor unit working and feel the fan blowing air.
If you’re still experiencing problems after checking all of the things above or can’t locate or fix the problem yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us at Mendez AC and Heating. Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance visits from professional technicians can help ensure your system works properly and efficiently year-round. Contact us today for maintenance, tune-ups, AC repair services or to receive a free estimate.