What to Check before Calling for AC Repair

It’s all too often that our technicians are called to a home to fix a botched AC repair. When you allow someone with no experience to attempt to repair your air conditioner, there’s a lot that can go wrong. That’s why we recommend contacting a professional who will fix the AC properly the first time as soon as you notice a cooling issue. But there are a few things you can and should check on your own before calling.

The Vents

A closed vent would explain a lack of cooling in one room, so always look here, as a family member or guest may have closed one off without your knowledge. We recommend against closing off vents in the future, however, as it may cause trouble for your air conditioner, which was designed to cool a given amount of space and could run into trouble if the cooling capacity is limited.

Change the Air Filter

The air filter does more than keep allergens out of your air. It also protects the system from damage—unless it is too clogged to allow for any airflow to come through. A dirty air filter will limit the necessary airflow to the system, causing reduced cooling in the home, among other problems. (The coil could freeze, and the parts may become worn down). You can try changing the filter, and see if that helps with your cooling issues.

Circuit Breaker

You can check to see if the AC has tripped a circuit breaker, but resetting this may not be enough. It could indicate a larger electrical issue that a technician should check out.

Thermostat Settings

Finally, if the AC will not come on at all, double and triple check the thermostat to make sure the settings are correct. It’s possible that someone has flipped the switch over to “heating” mode on accident, or that the thermostat is not set to a low enough temperature.

Call the air conditioning experts at Cool It Heating & Air when it does come time to schedule professional AC repair in Glen Mills, PA. We will do everything we can to get your system back up and running as soon as possible.