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

The shifting weather in Lake Worth can mean a number of things, from the changing seasons to flipping 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 headed for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner quits working or you notice it acting weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc for AC repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.

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. Be sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Programmed to be around room temperature
  • Working with a fresh 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 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 exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter lowers your system’s efficiency and harms 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 usually look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your air conditioner and figure out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then flip it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A typical blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve done 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 pros at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc in Lake Worth are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 561-533-6066 to set up an appointment with us.

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