June 16, 2020

There are several things that can go wrong with your air conditioner that you can fix yourself. These are simple things to check before calling to schedule a visit from a technician. Here are the main things to troubleshoot when your AC isn’t working properly.

Dirty Air Filter

A dirty air filter can cause all sorts of issues that are easily remedied by cleaning or by replacing it. Airflow is restricted by a dirty air filter, so your air conditioner can’t effectively cool the air. If your energy bills have been high lately, it’s entirely possible a dirty filter is the culprit. Air filters should be checked once a month and cleaned or replaced as needed.

Check the Thermostat Setting

If your AC isn’t sufficiently cooling your home, you should check that the setting on your thermostat hasn’t been changed. You should also make sure it isn’t exposed to sunlight. Sunlight will cause it to register the wrong temperature, telling your AC to keep cooling your home even when the right temperature has been reached.

Clear Plants Around the AC Unit

Your outdoor AC unit needs at least 2-3 feet of clearance around it to operate correctly. It needs to have adequate airflow to do its job. It should also have 5 feet of clearance above it.

Check the Circuit Breaker

If your AC doesn’t turn on, check that the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped. You might also have a blown fuse, which will need to be replaced.

Hammack Service Company, Inc. of Richardson, TX, repairs air conditioners. Our highly experienced technicians can diagnose what’s wrong with your AC and provide you with solutions.

Check Doors and Windows

If your AC isn’t cooling correctly, it could be because you have an exterior door or window open. These openings need to be closed when the AC is on.

Hammack Service Company, Inc. provides heating and cooling services including replacements, repairs, and annual maintenance. We can also improve your home’s indoor air quality and provide energy savings calculations. Please call today for more details.

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