The shifting weather in Haines City can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to flicking off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler 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 automatically destined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the team at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do independently, and could solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Tuned 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 weirdly, 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 change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.
3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches
The majority of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:
- Close to the air conditioner itself and normally look like your regular 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 switch it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A common mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working 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 pros at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. in Haines City are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 863-216-2923 to set up an appointment with us.