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

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The changing weather in Anaheim can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to flicking off the switch of your air conditioner for the chilly months. Of course, complete 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 automatically destined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner quits working or you notice it acting strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the simplest 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”
  • Programmed to be around room temperature
  • Using a newer battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for quite a few AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter decreases your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.

3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches

Nearly all 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. 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 blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents may 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 in working order, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The pros at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. in Anaheim are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 714-855-1717 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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