The changing weather in Ballwin and St. Charles can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to flicking off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re predestined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the experts at Air Alliance Team 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 independently, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Tuned to be around room temperature
- Using a fresh 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 noise. 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 decreases your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.
3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches
Nearly all 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. Find 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 switch it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A typical blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents could 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 ring. The pros at Air Alliance Team in Ballwin and St. Charles are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 636-206-4250 to set up an appointment with us.