Summer 2020 Air Conditioning Trouble Shooting Guide

Air Conditioning Trouble Shooting Guide



Did your air conditioner stop work? If so, in this air conditioning trouble shooting guide we will provide you with tips that you can use to get your system running again.

Air Conditioning Trouble Shooting Guide Tip #1 – Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Set Correctly

The first thing that you want to do when your air conditioner stops working is to make sure that your thermostat is set correctly.

Someone in your home may have accidentally set your thermostat to heat and not cold so if you’re feeling heat blow out of your vents, you should check the thermostat because this simple check could be what’s needed to get your A/C running again.

During the process of checking your thermostat, you may want to consider changing the battery as well because your thermostat may also not be getting sufficient power and this could be affecting your air conditioners’ ability to cool your home.

Tip #2 – Change The Air Filter

When was the last time that you changed the air conditioner for your air conditioner? If you can’t remember, then it’s best to change that air filter asap because it could be the reason why your air conditioner isn’t working correctly and is unable to cool your home.

Air conditioner air filters should be changed every 30 days because they are the first line of defense that’s going to help an air conditioner function normally, especially during the summer months when you need to use it the most.

Tip #3 – Check Your Homes Circuit Breaker

If your air conditioner is still not working, another thing that you can do is check your home’s circuit breaker to see if the circuit breaker for your air conditioner may have been tripped. If this is the case, all you have to do is reset it.

Depending on the year your home was manufactured, your circuit breaker may be in your garage or it could be somewhere else in your home like a closet.

It’s best to label the various circuits in your home for rooms like the living room, kitchen, and all of your appliances so you can easily trip the circuit breaker when needed.

Tip #4 – Check Your Air Vents

Last, of all, another easy thing that you can do to find out the reason why your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home is to check the air vents in each room of your house.

Air vents often become blocked by furniture and other items over time, or they can become clogged with dust, dirt, and debris, so it’s best to check your air vents to see if they are all free of obstructions and flowing normally.

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