Troubleshooting and doing your own AC repair in Naples, Florida, can appear like a lot of hassle.

There’s a better way. There are several quick remedies you can attempt by yourself that might help you get out of an AC service call.

When you’re having air conditioning issues, try this checklist before calling a heating and cooling repair professional like Speedy Air Conditioning.

Our experts are standing by at 239-244-3439 when you need expert service. We have emergency AC repair and work on most brands of central AC equipment.

If you want to get an up to date air conditioner, we also provide AC installation.

When you’re in contact with us, contemplate a yearly AC maintenance plan that may help you keep clear of future malfunctions. We can advise how often you need air conditioner service.

Ready to get started troubleshooting your system? Try our fast tips below. Many of these procedures don’t require any HVAC knowledge.

Air Conditioner Repair Checklist

1. AC Won’t Turn On

There can be several reasons why your air conditioner won’t cool: a tripped circuit breaker, wrong thermostat settings, a turned off switch or a full condensate drain pan.

Overloaded Circuit Breaker

Your cooling won’t work when you have a blown breaker.

To determine if one has blown, go to your residence’s main electrical panel. You can find this metallic device on the wall in the basement, garage or closet.

  • Confirm your hands and feet are free of moisture before you check the panel or breakers.
  • Find the breaker marked “AC” and confirm it’s in the “on” position. If it’s overloaded the breaker will be in the middle or “off” spot.
  • Firmly shift the switch back to the “on” location. If it instantaneously triggers again, don’t reset it and reach us at 239-244-3439. A switch that keeps tripping might indicate your house has electrical trouble.

Incorrect Thermostat Settings

If your thermostat isn’t signaling your system to start, it won’t switch on.

The most important step is checking it’s on “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your AC might not start running. Or you may get. hot air coming from vents because the heat is running instead.

If you have a digital thermostat:

  • Replace the batteries if the readout is blank. If the readout is presenting scrambled numbers, replace the thermostat.
  • Ensure the proper option is showing. If you can’t alter it, override it by dropping the temperature and pushing the “hold” button. This will force your AC to work if the configuration is wrong.
  • Test setting the thermostat 5 degrees cooler than the room’s temperature. Your AC won’t work if the thermostat matches the house’s temperature.

Once your thermostat is adjusted correctly, you should begin getting cool air promptly.

If you rely on a smart thermostat, such as one manufactured by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, go to the manufacturer’s website for help. If you still can’t get it to work, contact us at 239-244-3439 for support.

Shut-Down Switch

Your AC usually has a shut-down device by its outdoor unit. This device is commonly in a metal box attached to your residence. If your AC has recently been fixed, the lever may have unintentionally been left in the “off” setting.

Blocked Condensate Drain Pan

Condensate drain pans hold the surplus water your equipment pulls from the air. This pan is located either below or within your furnace or air handler.

When there’s a blockage or clogged drain, water can become concentrated and prompt a safety setting to turn off your air conditioner.

If your pan has a PVC pipe or drain, you can drain the extra liquid with a special pan-cleaning tablet. You can buy these tabs at a home improvement or hardware retailer.

If your pan involves a pump, look for the float switch. If the mechanism is “up” and there’s water in the pan, you might have to install a new pump. Reach us at 239-244-3439 for assistance.

2. AC Blows Warm Air

If your system is going but not cooling, its airflow could be congested. Or it might not have enough refrigerant.

Clogged Airflow

Your unit’s airflow can be reduced by a plugged air filter or dirty condenser.

How to Put in a New Your Air Filter

A dirty filter can cause numerous problems, like:

  • Reduced comfort
  • Frozen refrigerant lines or evaporator coil
  • Uneven cooling
  • Larger utility costs
  • Making your system stop working faster

We recommend installing new flat filters once a month, and creased filters every three months.

If you can’t recall when you last installed a new one, turn off your AC totally and take out the filter. You can spot the filter in your furnace or air pump’s blower compartment. It may also be found in an attached filter case or wall-mounted return air grille.

Hold the filter up to your light fixture. If you can’t see through it you certainly should buy a new filter.

How to Clean Your Cooling System

Brush, vegetation and sticks can get in the way of your condensing unit. This may restrict its airflow, impact its energy efficiency and impact your comfort. Here’s a way you can get your unit operating properly again.

  1. Shut off electricity fully at the breaker or outdoor switch.
  2. Get rid of plant rubbish around the equipment. Once you’ve cleared all the refuse within a two-foot area, you can use a soft brush or vacuum to gingerly clean the unit’s fins. Bent fins can also affect performance, so you can attempt to correct them with a dinner knife.
  3. Use a hose nozzle to slowly take off dirt on the fins from inside the equipment. Be careful to avoid getting liquid on the fan motor.
  4. Put the top back on and turn the power back on.

Insufficient Refrigerant

When cooling systems don’t have enough refrigerant, they’ll have to work much harder to remove heat and humidity from the air.

Here are several indications that your system is leaking refrigerant:

  1. It takes an extended amount of time to lower the temperature in your residence and you’re continually decreasing the temperature on the thermostat.
  2. Air conditioning blowing through the vents isn’t as chilled as it should be.
  3. You’re noticing hissing or gurgling racket when the air conditioning runs.
  4. Your evaporator coil is frosted due to having difficulty absorbing heat.

Suspect your equipment is leaking refrigerant? You need a qualified heating and cooling service expert to repair the leak and replenish the proper amount of refrigerant in your equipment. Contact us at 239-244-3439 for assistance.

3. AC Not Blowing Enough Air

When it appears like you’re not getting ample amounts of chilled air, there’s potentially an obstruction or detachment within your air conditioning unit.

  • The beginning stage is checking your air filter. Replace it if it’s filthy.
  • Then ensure the registers are clear throughout your house.
  • If you’re still not receiving ample cold air, you should have your duct system examined by a expert like Speedy Air Conditioning. Your ducts may need to be repaired or reconnected in hard-to-reach spots like your attic, basement or crawl space.

Request Pro Air Conditioner Repair Now

When you require air conditioning service quickly, contact the HVAC repair experts at Speedy Air Conditioning at 239-244-3439. We’ll quickly identify the problem when your equipment won’t work or provide enough chilled air.

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