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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for AC Repair

The changing weather in Crestview can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to flipping off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler months. Of course, whole 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 stops working or you notice it behaving strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at Gordon Air Conditioning for AC repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do on their own, and may solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Set to be around room temperature
  • Utilizing a new 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 noise. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for many 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

Most of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:

  • Close to the air conditioner itself and typically look like your regular light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Identify the breaker that controls your air conditioner and determine if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then re-set it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A typical error among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a call. The pros at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 850-682-5509 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.