What to Do If Your Air Conditioner Is Not Operating Properly
It can be quite alarming to discover that one’s home cooling system is not functioning precisely as it ought to. However, before contacting a member of our team to schedule professional air conditioning repairs , there are a few things that you can check on your own. We are, of course, more than happy to handle any AC repairs that you may need. Double-checking that there is no obvious cause of your problem which can easily be righted, though, can help to avoid unnecessary service calls. If you find that there is no simple fix to your problem, then, by all means, contact a member of our staff immediately. Hoff Htg. & Air Conditioning will complete any necessary repairs promptly.
1) Check that power to the unit is on. This may sound obvious, but it is possible that a tripped breaker is behind your “broken” air conditioner. You don’t need a technician to help you reset it if this is the case.
2) Clean or change dirty air filters. You may not think that a dirty air filter is that serious of a problem. You’d be wrong in believing so, though. You see, dirty or clogged air filters can leave your system unable to distribute conditioned air effectively throughout the house. Plus, over time, the strain and reduced airflow that clogged filters lead to can result in actual operational problems and damages.
3) Clean & rinse your outside air conditioner with water hose. Cotton Wood and other debris can play havoc with your outside unit’s condensing coil. If your outside unit can’t breathe to to disperse the heat, it will really struggle to keep your home cool.
4) Check your thermostat for low battery & proper settings. Many thermostats that have batteries can cause erratic operation when the batteries get weak. Also, improperly set thermostats often result in false alarms for air conditioning repairs. Make sure that the AC is on, and not just the fan. Make sure that you’ve not accidentally activated the heating mode, if applicable. Finally, ensure that the temperature itself is set properly. If you’ve set your temperature for higher than the temperature within the home, then your AC has no reason to come on anyway. Contact us with any questions you may have.