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

The changing weather in Delray Beach can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the chilly months. Of course, complete 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 automatically destined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the experts at Kilbourne Heating & AC for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.

1) Check your thermostat

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

  • Set to “cool”
  • Tuned to be around room temperature
  • Utilizing a new 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 peep. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for many AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter lowers 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 typically look like your stereotypical light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 flip it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A typical blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents may 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 call. The pros at Kilbourne Heating & AC in Delray Beach are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 561-287-7071 to set up an appointment with us.

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