The shifting weather in Bossier City can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler months. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at Central Aire Heating & A/C 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 independently, and could solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Tuned to be around room temperature
- Using a newer 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 peep. 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 decreases your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.
3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches
Most 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 common blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents could 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 shout. The experts at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc in Bossier City are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 318-855-2326 to set up an appointment with us.