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

The shifting weather in Boynton Beach can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the colder months. Of course, complete 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 quits working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the team at A2Z Air Inc for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and could solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Programmed to be around room temperature
  • Working with 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 peep. 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 change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter diminishes 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:

  • Around the air conditioner itself and usually look like your regular light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find 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 switch it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A common mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents could 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 call. The team at A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 954-562-0009 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.