When it comes to air conditioning repair, there are a few things you should know before picking up the phone, and even more before opening up your toolbox. The typical office or home air conditioner consists of 2 primary components – the evaporator and condenser. These are sealed units and their repair and maintenance require the assistance of a trained professional. However, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take at home to save yourself a service call, and add to the life of your air conditioning unit.
If your air conditioning fails, here are a few steps you can take before calling for air conditioning repair:
If AC fails to operate:
- Check the circuit breakers. Air conditioning units are frequently on their own breaker. So, a/c units may trip a breaker, while all of the other electrical fixtures and appliances are operating normally.*
- Check the thermostat: Accidental adjustments of the thermostat are too frequently causes for unnecessary service calls. Check the thermostat to ensure it is set to the proper temperature. If it appears that the air conditioning should’ve started, lower the temperature by 5 to 7 degrees. If the trouble persists, contact a professional.
If the fan is blowing but the a/c is not cooling:
- Check the thermostat. Most thermostats have a fan-only setting. Accidentally setting your control to “fan-only” will give the appearance of a malfunctioning a/c unit.
- Check out air intake of condenser. A condenser intake blocked by leaves or other debris will stop your air conditioner from functioning normally. Routine removal of any dirt or objects from on or around your air conditioning unit can save money in operating cost and potential repairs.
Several factors can contribute to the general malfunction of an aging air conditioning unit. Regular maintenance by a trained professional is the only way to keep your a/c operating at peak efficiency.
For repair service, maintenance, or simply to get the answers to your questions, call the air conditioning repair experts at Jennings Heating – www.jenningsheating.com.
Jennings Heating and Cooling specializes in installing and repairing all types of cooling and heating systems. Serving Northeast Ohio for more than 80 years, Jennings Heating and Cooling can maximize the efficiency and performance of your air conditioning system, and provide fast, friendly service in the event of an outage or malfunction.
Jennings Heating and Cooling Company not only assist the homeowners in air conditioning repair, but also provide newest and latest AC systems, routine service and installation. Rely on our team of professionals for all of your heating and cooling needs.
*If your air conditioning unit is consistently tripping the breaker, contact a professional immediately, as this may be an indication of an underlying electrical problem, and potential safety hazard.