5 Easy AC Troubleshooting Tips
As the temperatures rise throughout NJ many homeowners experience problems when it comes to keeping their home cool. Royal Air Heating & Air Conditioning have a team of expert HVAC service technicians standing by to help. However, why not try and save a few dollars and troubleshoot your system. It’s possible you may be able to fix the problem.
Try Troubleshooting Your AC With These 5 Easy Steps Before Calling For Help
- Check the Thermostat: Check your power and settings on the thermostat to make sure you are not running your “away” program, or that the temperature is not set too high. If your unit runs on battery power, see if the battery in the thermostat finally gave out. Replace it, then try it again.
- Power: If the air conditioner is not operating at all, check to make sure it is receiving power. Inspect the electrical panel in your home or office for any trips or blown fuses. Reset the switches and overloads, then try again.
- Consider the Filter: Some units automatically shut down when the filter becomes clogged. A clogged filter not only increases your energy consumption (and costs) but affects your blower and leads to inadequate cooling. Check the filter. If it is dirty, consider replacing it and trying again.
- Ice: Look to see if ice formed on the coils of your unit. If so, turn it off and let the ice melt from the fan. Then, try using the unit again.
- Clogged Lines: Check the condensate lines to see if you have insects, nests, or mold obstructing the flow. Before calling in a professional, try using compressed air to blow the line out and see if you can dislodge the obstruction. If you have mold, run a solution of equal parts bleach and water through to remove the mold before trying to rerun the unit. Keep in mind, however, that the power should be off.
If these simple troubleshooting tops did not work give us a call and we will send out one of our techs to diagnose, repair, and recommend a future course of action. Call us today at 732-409-3322 to schedule a repair or contact us online with your air conditioner questions.