4 Basic Steps to Troubleshoot an AC Problem
Air conditioners tend to act up most during the hottest parts of the summer, and you probably just want some relief from the heat. While actual repairs are best left to trained professionals, there are some steps you can take to try to solve your AC problem. Try these four basic troubleshooting steps, then call for an appointment with a technician from Advanced Comfort Solutions if your AC is still acting up.
1. Check Your Air Filter
A dirty air filter can cause a variety of symptoms, from low airflow to short cycling and many in between. The common 1- and 2-inch filter requires replacing every 30 to 90 days, depending on style and your air quality. Check your air filter and try replacing it to see if that solves your issue.
2. Make Sure Your Thermostat’s Set Properly
Your thermostat has a number of settings that could affect your AC performance. Check to make sure that it’s in Cooling mode and that the fan is set to Auto. Then check the time on the thermostat and your programs to see if they need adjusting.
3. Clear Around Your Outside Condensing Unit
Your outside condensing unit can get clogged with weeds, grass, and debris. Check to make sure the unit has at least 2 feet cleared around all sides of the unit and at least 5 feet above the unit to ensure it can move an adequate amount of air.
4. Open All of Your Air Vents
Finally, check all of your air vents to make sure they’re open. Closed vents in your home can inhibit the circulation the system creates to evenly distribute the cool air around your home.
Advanced Comfort Solutions has been the heating and cooling service provider of choice for the Cheyenne area for more than 20 years. Our certified technicians provide heating and air conditioning repair, maintenance, and installation alongside indoor air quality solutions. Call to schedule your AC repair appointment with one of our friendly repair technicians today.Tags: AC Repair