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

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The fluctuating weather in Naples can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to flipping 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 doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it behaving oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Speedy Air Conditioning 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 on their own, and may solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Set to be around room temperature
  • Using a new 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 sound. 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 swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter decreases your system’s efficiency and inhibits 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 normally look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 re-set it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A routine mistake 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 operating, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The experts at Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 239-596-2645 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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