The changing weather in Naples can mean a number of things, from the changing seasons to flipping 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 predestined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it acting weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at CNR Air Conditioning Inc for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and might solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Tuned to be around room temperature
- Using a new battery
2) Look at the air conditioner filter
Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for a lot of AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter decreases your system’s efficiency and harms airflow.
3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches
Nearly all of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:
- Around the air conditioner itself and usually look like your regular light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your air conditioner and figure out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then re-set it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A routine mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can 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 shout. The pros at CNR Air Conditioning Inc in Naples are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 239-241-5318 to set up an appointment with us.