The changing weather in Phoenix can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler months. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it acting weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Integrity AC & Heating LLC for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and could solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Set to be around room temperature
- Using a fresh battery
2) Look at the air conditioner filter
Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for quite a few 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 decreases your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.
3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches
The majority 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. 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 typical blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this might 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 Integrity AC & Heating LLC in Phoenix are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 602-971-0567 to set up an appointment with us.