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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for AC Repair

The shifting weather in Murrieta 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, whole 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 fails to work or you notice it behaving strangely, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the team at Cool Air Solutions for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do independently, and may solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Set to be around room temperature
  • Using a fresh battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act weirdly, 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 harms airflow.

3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches

The majority of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:

  • Near the air conditioner itself and usually look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your air conditioner and find 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 may actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back in working order, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The experts at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 951-299-9853 to set up an appointment with us.

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