Best Things to Do if AC Suddenly Breaks or Needs Repair
What do you do when you lose your cool? What you do when your AC goes out largely depends on your comfort level in dealing with costly electrical equipment. You should never feel like you have to toy with DIY AC repair because you think it’s impossible to get someone out right away.
At Easy AC we have air conditioning repair technicians on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can come out, inspect your unit, and give you an estimate of what it will take to fix it. We won’t start the work until you give us the go-ahead. However, if you want to try a few things before you call, that’s fine too.
Here are some of the most common issues we see:
Check Your Thermostat
Sometimes little hands, or not so little hands, make changes to settings. These changes can cause your home to heat up. Make sure your program settings are correct, that it’s set to cool and not to heat, and it’s on AUTO. Also check the thermostat battery.
Check Your Filter
An exceptionally clogged filter can impact the way your system runs, slowing it down, and making the airflow feel weaker. If your filter looks dirty, change it out, and see if that improves the airflow. If not, the clogged filter may have caused a build-up of dirt in your ducts that will need to be professionally cleaned.
Check Your Duct Connections
If you have access to your ducts (many homes in Florida do in either their attic or under the house), make sure the seals look good and no insulation has fallen away. For homes with ductwork under the house, creatures often use these as materials for nesting. It’s not uncommon to see holes and disconnected areas.
Report on What You See, Feel, and Hear
If you’re experiencing a lack of performance with your AC, make a note of what you’re seeing and hearing by the unit. Is it turning on and immediately shutting off? Blowing hot air inside the home? Making a strange noise? Completely dead? These observations can help the technician think about possible causes so s/he will know what to check first upon arrival.
Check Your Circuit Breaker
It’s not uncommon for a circuit breaker to be tripped. If it appears nothing is happening with your unit, check to make sure the circuit wasn’t tripped and isn’t in the off position. If it is, flip it back on, and see if your unit starts back up.
Turn Off Your Unit
Finally, if nothing else works, turn off your unit and call Easy A/C. We’re standing by for 24 hour AC repair, so don’t wait. Call now. We’ll get an emergency technician out to you as soon as possible. We know how brutal it can be in Florida without AC service. That’s why our AC repair services are always only a phone call away.
Easy A/C is Tampa’s most trusted AC repair service. We’re there when you need us. If you’re having issues with your unit, give us a call, and we’ll figure out what’s wrong. Your comfort is important so contact us with a call any time of the day (or night).