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

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The shifting weather in Indian River County can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to flipping off the switch of your air conditioner for the chilly months. Of course, total 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 headed for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do on their own, and might solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Tuned to be around room temperature
  • Using a newer 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 sound. 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 swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter lowers your system’s efficiency and reduces 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 normally look like your stereotypical light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 error among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and turn off because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve done 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 Custom Air Systems Inc in Indian River County are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 772-571-1080 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.

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