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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for AC Repair

The shifting weather in Abilene can mean a number of things, from the changing seasons to flicking off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler months. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner quits working or you notice it operating strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc for AC repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the easiest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and might solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Tuned to be around room temperature
  • Working with a newer 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 sound. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for a lot of AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can change it 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 usually look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Identify the breaker that controls your air conditioner and determine if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then switch it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A routine blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 325-200-4667 to set up an appointment with us.

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