The fluctuating weather in Cottonwood can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to flipping 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 cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at Connolly Electric & Mechanical for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Tuned 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 out of the ordinary, 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 swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.
3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches
Most of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:
- Around the air conditioner itself and usually look like your everyday light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 typical error among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied 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 completed 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 team at Connolly Electric & Mechanical in Cottonwood are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 928-244-8840 to set up an appointment with us.