When the hot temps are here and your air conditioning unit quits working, you need it fixed quick. While it’s true that many repairs will require a professional HVAC tech to fix the issue, here’s some things to check for yourself before making that phone call.
Is the unit running, but not cooling?
First check your thermostat. Do the batteries need to be replaced? Is is set to cool, not just the fan? If there’s no problem there next take a look at your condenser. Is it dirty or airflow blocked? It may be a faulty compressor or refrigerant leak. These would be problems to have a HVAC technician address.
Not cooling enough?
If there just doesn’t appear to be adequate cooling, first try lowering the thermostat several degrees. If that doesn’t cool the house down you might have a dirty evaporator. Properly clean the evaporator then let it run several hours and see if that helps. If either of those suggestions do not work, you may have an undersized unit.
Also take into consideration how hot it is outside. If temps are 100+, your unit may not be able to keep your home 65 degrees. If you are unsure about whether or not you need to replace your air conditioning unit, check with your local HVAC professional.
Condenser not running?
If your condenser isn’t running at all, check to make sure it has power. Is there a blown fuse or tripped breaker?
When to call your HVAC expert?
If you’ve still got a problem after troubleshooting it’s time to call an HVAC contractor. Also if you’re not comfortable with any part of checking it yourself make that call. Make sure you have a basic understanding of the unit before trying any of these items.
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