What to Look for When Investigating a Damaged Air Conditioner

The weather is getting warmer, and soon, having a functioning air conditioner will be more important than ever. Over the winter or over time, it is possible that your air conditioner has sustained some damage. You certainly don’t want to be left without a cool home environment heading into the summer. So, what should you do? What sort of service do you need? You can investigate your own air conditioning unit to answer these questions. Here’s how!

What problems could my AC experience?

The last thing you want in the summer heat is to walk into your home and realize it’s just as hot inside as it is outdoors. Whether your air conditioner is not running at all, it is not blowing at the strength you’re used to, or it is blowing warm air despite being set to a cooling function, there are many different factors that could cause your unit to malfunction. It is important to locate the source of the problem you are experiencing in order to find a solution.

What should I look for?

The first thing you should check is your thermostat. Try to reset it and see if the air conditioner turns back on. If not, head over to the physical AC unit and try to start it manually; if it comes on, your thermostat is the issue. You might be able to replace it on your own! Another early check should be your circuit breaker. An AC system uses a lot of power and, as such, could cause surges that cut off power to the unit. Check your circuit breaker to make sure the switch has been flipped. If so, just flip it back on and feel the cool air flow into your home!

If you’ve checked the thermostat and the circuit breaker and you don’t think that is the source of the problem, you will likely need professional service. Problems could have been caused by water, electrical problems, or physical hits to the unit. You should not attempt to deal with severe damage such as this on your own, as it could be dangerous. Luckily, air conditioning repair is easy to get, especially from the professional, quick team at Service Specialties, Inc.!

If you think you’re in over your head and need a professional opinion, or you have any other HVAC-related questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at Service Specialties, Inc. or book a service call online today.

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