Dealing with any type of AC problem can be frustrating. These issues can especially be problematic during the middle of the summer. Learning tips on how to take care of these issues is important to stay comfortable. Reaching out to an HVAC professional is also recommended for repairing any major issues and keeping your system well-maintained.
Here are tips on how to troubleshoot common problems with your air conditioner.
Look at the Thermostat
The first step in troubleshooting an AC problem is to make sure your thermostat is functioning correctly. Double-check to see if it’s set to the “cool” mode and if the desired temperature is lower than the current room temperature. If the display is blank or unresponsive, you may need to replace the batteries or consult the manufacturer’s instructions for a possible reset procedure.
Check the Air Filter
A clogged air filter can drastically reduce your AC’s efficiency and even cause it to shut down. Regularly inspect the filter and replace it as needed. It’s a good idea to check the filter at least once a month during peak usage. Most filters need to be replaced every three months.
Inspect the Outdoor Unit
Make sure there aren’t any leaves, debris, or plants obstructing the outdoor unit. Clear any obstructions to maintain proper airflow. Also, verify that the outdoor unit’s fan is running when the AC is turned on. If not, you may have an electrical issue or a problem with the fan motor. An HVAC technician can inspect your system to determine the problem.
Check for Any Refrigerant Leaks
Low refrigerant levels can result in inefficient cooling and even cause damage to the compressor. Inspect the refrigerant lines for any visible leaks, and listen for any hissing sounds indicating a leak. If you suspect a leak, contact a professional HVAC technician to address the issue.
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