More often than not, having an air conditioner that isn’t cooling your home gets people thinking they need to rapidly call in a professional for repairs. Where this is likely the case for many issues the A/C unit experiences, it is surprising that there are some simple adjustments you can do that will get the air conditioner back up to speed. Bearing this in mind, we at Jacob’s Ladder Heating & Cooling would like to take the opportunity to share a few scenarios where you can get the air conditioner running again without hiring a pro.
Clogged Air Filter
On a routine basis, the air filters, by design, need to be cleaned or replaced, depending on their type. To ensure maximum protection, you should be inspecting the filters once a month and maintain accordingly, however, never let the air filters go unreplaced over 3 months. Because of the buildup of dirt and debris on the air filters, the air conditioner cannot perform at its peak performance as there is a restriction of the airflow. If you do notice the air conditioner not working, first check the air filters.
No Power to AC
Before calling your HVAC technician, make certain that the home is not experiencing a power outage, since the unit cannot operate without power. You will need to call your power provider if the home is not receiving power. Before you worry, simply make sure your unit has power since there other power sources that can hinder the air conditioner’s performance.
Flipped AC Safety Switch
Featured on every A/C unit, is a safety switch that can be accidentally flipped. This switch is a needed feature that can be activated to prevent the water damage stemming from air conditioner leaks. The water leakage can easily seep into the ceiling and walls of your home. Simply reset the safety switch as long as there are no leaks present. If you suspect a leak, however, call in your professional for assistance.
Dead Batteries in Thermostat
The A/C cannot function without the functioning thermostat. A dead thermostat cannot communicate with air conditioner. If the thermostat is not powered on, first check the battery. Batteries are usually only good for about a year. Make sure the battery is fresh, and if the problem is still present, call a professional.
Tripped AC Circuit Breaker
The circuit breaker connected to the air conditioner can be tripped from time to time and a simple reset will get the air conditioner back on. The circuit breakers are designed to trip if the power surge is excessive to prevent damage and injury. Though keep in mind, if the circuit breaker trips a lot, you better contact an expert to find out why.
Clogged AC Drain Line
When the air conditioner drain line is clogged or if there is a clogged condensation pump, the air conditioner can shut off. The air conditioner can get back on track when these clogs are removed, and the lines cleaned out. Where accessing these elements can be tricky, for some, this issue may be better left with a professional technician.
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If even after these fixes listed above have been made, the air conditioner is not doing its duty, call in a professional for further assessment. Call Jacob’s Ladder Heating & Cooling if your air conditioner in Detroit, MI is in need of repair and we will get the repairs done efficiently and in a timely manner.