Now that summer has arrived, your air conditioner is set to cool your home to a comfortable temperature. What if one day you discover that it’s not working as it should. You might be wondering what steps you can take to solve the problem and get your unit working so that you won’t have to endure the summer heat. Luckily, there are a few troubleshooting tips you can try to get your air conditioner working again. Hopefully, the solution is simple and one of these tips works and you’ll soon feel that burst of cool air coming through your vents. Read on to learn some of the steps you can take to get to the bottom of an air conditioner problem and solve it.
Check for Blocked Registers
Blocked or dirty registers are one of the most common reasons people have trouble with their air conditioning unit. If you are not the only person living in your home, someone might have put clothes or other items over the register by mistake. It’s also possible that dirt has built up inside the register and is blocking the air. Go around your home and check all of the registers before you move to the next step.
A dirty filter in your air conditioner can reduce airflow and impact your unit’s effectiveness. Replacing the filter is a great way to combat the problem and get the air in your home to the perfect temperature. Call an expert if you don’t know how to replace your filter without causing additional issues to appear.
Take a look at your thermostat to see if someone accidentally turned the system off, or set the fan switch to on but turned ‘cooling’ off. It sounds very basic, but this is a common occurrence.
Blocked Condensate Line
The condensate pan and line takes condensation produced by your AC system outside of your home. Take a look outside to see if the condensate line is dripping water. If it isn’t, there most likely is a blockage. Water may also be pooling in the drain pan as a result. You can use a shop vac to suck the blockage out of the line. Your AC system will usually start working again at that point, if that is the source of the problem.
If the steps you have taken did not fix the problem, give us a call and schedule a service appointment. One of our factory-trained technicians will resolve the problem and have you and your home cool again quickly. You can read more about our services or call us today at 623-201-5118.