It can be one of the most frustrating experiences when your air conditioner (AC) is down and you don’t know why. While DIY is never recommended, it can be handy to know a few ways to troubleshoot various problems you’re having with your AC unit. It’s always handy to have a few essential AC maintenance supplies in your home, just in case you need to DIY a thing or two. This is a simple guide to troubleshooting a few common Florida AC problems, and it will hopefully ensure that you are able to identity what could be causing your AC to malfunction.
A quick fix to the problem, would to be to clean or replace your air filter and ensure that your ducts are no longer obstructed by anything. Depending on how often you’re using your AC, it is important to ensure that you change your filters regularly, at least every 3 months, in order to properly maintain your AC unit.
An easy remedy to the problem, would be to carefully clean the coil and ensure that nothing is blocking the condensor unit. Any debris around the outside unit will cause problems, but if the problem persists it may be time you you to call in a professional.
While it is possible for you to vacuum out any obstructions in your condensation line, but it isn’t a task for the faint of heart. By calling a professional to clear out your condensation line, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your line is 100% clear of debris.
Bear in mind, an AC that won’t turn on may indicate a problem with the thermostat. You could have an issue with your thermostats calibration as it may incorrectly read the room temperaure.
To check this, set your thermostat to cool and turn down the temperature, then check your electrical panel for a tripped breaker or blown fuse. It’s important to contact a licensed technician in order to replace your old thermostat with a newer digital one, that will be less likely to lose calibration, as this would require electrical work that could be hazardous to your health if you don’t know what you’re doing. At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we offer an incredible preventative maintenance plan to take the stress off of you and ensure you’re always staying cool.
If this handy AC troubleshooting guide still hasn’t gotten your unit up and running, don’t hesitate to call the team at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric – because we can fix it!
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