2 Troubleshooting Tips For Your AC

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If your air conditioner has stopped working, you want to do what you can to make sure that you can get your air conditioner functioning again as quickly as possible. That means that you need to call a repair service so that they will send someone out to your house to fix your system and get it back on. There are things that you can do to help the service tech who is going to come out to your house and hopefully get your AC working again. If you do some troubleshooting, you can tell the tech what you think it isn't, which can let them move on to other possibilities. 

Check the Thermostat

One of the things that you can try is to check your thermostat. It's always a possibility that your thermostat has been knocked around so that it's not quite in sync. That means that your thermostat says that it's one temperature, but its sensors read it at a different temperature. That can make it so that the thermostat won't trigger the air conditioner to turn on when you want it to. The best way to test this is to turn your thermostat down as far as it can go. That should cause your air conditioning system to turn on if the thermostat is the problem. The tech can either reset or replace your thermostat for you. 

Check the Air Filter

Your air conditioner should have an air filter that will help to keep the dirt, dust, and other particulates from flying through the ducts in your house. If the air filter gets too blocked, it may cause your air conditioner to not function properly. That's because it can be really hard for the air conditioner to push air through extremely dirty filters, and it could burn itself out if it has to work too hard. You can check the air filter and see if it is dirty. If it is really dirty, then you can easily replace it. Try turning the AC on after you have a clean filter in place, and see if your air conditioner starts working again. 

If you are worried about the heat while you are waiting for a service tech to come to your house, these are some things that you can do to troubleshoot your system to see if you can get it working. 

To learn more about air conditioning repair, contact an HVAC contractor near you.

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