The fluctuating weather in Lake Worth can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to flicking 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 headed for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do independently, and may solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Set to be around room temperature
- Utilizing a newer 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 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 lowers 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 typically look like your stereotypical 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 routine error among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can 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 up and running, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The experts 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.