Most people freak out when their air conditioning stops because it usually stops working on the hottest day of the year. However, before you freak out, call a hundred AC repair companies and worry yourself over something very common, you may want to take a breath, find out if there’s something you can do and call a trusted professional to come out and take care of the problem. Staying calm may be difficult, but will ultimately lead to getting the problem fixed correctly as soon as possible.
Air Conditioning Doesn’t Run
If your air conditioner doesn’t turn on or run, it could be a simple fix, such as a loose plug or one that has fallen out. In this case, you can plug it back in or push it in correctly to fix the problem.
If that wasn’t the problem, the outlet could be bad. You can test it by unplugging your air conditioner and then plug it into another outlet with the same voltage. If it works now, that outlet is bad, and you should contact a professional to have it fixed though you can continue to use the air conditioning with the other outlet in the meantime.
You can also ensure that the outlet voltage matches the machine’s needs and see if a fuse has blown or a circuit tripped. In many cases, a blown fuse can be reset, but if it keeps happening, you’ll want to bring in a professional to find out why.
Somewhat Cool Air
If you have a working air conditioner, but it isn’t producing cold enough air, make sure there are no doors or windows open, which can cause a temperature increase. You can check the control settings to make sure the thermostat is set to cool and not fan or heat. You should also check the filter to ensure it is unclogged and clean; replace if necessary. If none of these seem to be the problem, it’s time to call in an AC repair company to find out what’s wrong and get it fixed.
Maintenance You Can Do Yourself
Replacing filters is a necessary and easy task. Your unit should have come with recommendations from the manufacturer for when to do so, how often and with what.
AC repair doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful if you know what to do yourself and when to call a professional. Visit Kendall County Air today to learn more about their services, read their blog or to schedule a service.