The shifting weather in Crestview can mean a number of things, from the changing seasons to flipping off the switch of your air conditioner for the colder months. Of course, whole 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 predestined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner quits working or you notice it acting oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Gordon Air Conditioning for AC repair. Here are a few 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 might 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 peep. 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 decreases 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 everyday light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your air conditioner and find 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 could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve tried 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 call. The team at Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 850-250-0335 to set up an appointment with us.