The changing weather in Naples can mean a number of things, from the changing seasons to flicking 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 cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it behaving strangely, there are four things you can check on before calling in the pros at Speedy Air Conditioning for AC repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do independently, and may solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Programmed to be around room temperature
- Using a fresh 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 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 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
Most of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:
- Close to the air conditioner itself and normally look like your everyday light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your air conditioner and find out 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 blunder 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 tried these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The team at Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 239-244-3439 to set up an appointment with us.