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

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The fluctuating weather in Safford can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the chilly months. Of course, whole home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it acting strangely, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the team at B&D Air Conditioning for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.

1) Check your thermostat

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

  • Set to “cool”
  • Tuned to be around room temperature
  • Using a new battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act weirdly, 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 diminishes your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.

3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches

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

  • Near the air conditioner itself and typically look like your stereotypical 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 flip it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A routine blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant 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 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 B&D Air Conditioning in Safford are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 928-432-6018 to set up an appointment with us.

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