As much as we appreciate your business, we also want our customers to go away happy and satisfied. In order to do that, we feel it is our duty to inform you of some things you can do yourself if your air conditioning isn’t functioning properly. Sometimes, it’s something simple like an improperly set thermostat that causes havoc with an air conditioning unit, so read on to discover the things you should check before calling for AC repair in Huntersville.
Avoid AC repair in Huntersville, NC by checking all of the things on this list. You might want to print it out and use it as a checklist to make sure you’ve checked everything. Doing so might just save you a pounding headache and a wad of cash.
First thing’s first. You’d be surprised to know that many personal AC repairs in Huntersville results in simply adjusting an improperly set thermostat. Be sure to check here first. The problem could be as simple as that.
Another common issue with the thermostat is the battery. There should be a low-battery indicator on the thermostat, but just in case, make it a habit of changing the battery in here every year when you change the batteries in your smoke alarms.
Check your thermostat for dirt. Remove the faceplate and use a can of compressed air to blow out any dust buildup.
Raising and lowering the temperature frequently on the thermostat can cause compressor damage. Try to find a comfortable temperature and leave it there.
Not all units have a humidistat, but its operation depends on how it is installed. Be sure you know how to use it.
Some AC units have two filters: one at the return air grill and one in the air handler. When filters get dirty, they choke the unit and cause it to freeze up. This can lead to inefficient operation, costly utility bills and in some cases, flooding. Clean the filters if they are cleanable. If they are disposable, be sure to change old ones out for new ones.
Take care never to crowd the unit. Air must be able to circulate freely in and around the AC system. If you crowd it with shrubbery or place things on top of it, you disrupt the airflow.
If you are unsure of how to clean or replace the filters, contact your local Huntersville Climatech Heating & Cooling, Inc. office to schedule a maintenance appointment.
If the drains on an AC unit become clogged or drain slow, the buildup of water could shut the entire system down. Each AC system has an emergency drain pan, and when that becomes full, an overflow sensor shuts the unit off until the pan is drained.
If you find this to be the reason your AC won’t turn back on, suck out the excess water with a wet/dry vacuum. Grab a partner and a garden hose and flush out the drainpipe to remove any blockage before trying to turn the unit on again.
Slow drains cause intermittent problems with outdoor AC units. When the emergency pan gets full, the system will shut down, but as the water slowly drains, it comes back on. This condition might cause you to think the thermostat isn’t working properly. The best way to prevent slow drains is to pour a couple of tablespoons of vinegar down them every month. This inhibits algae growth and keeps things moving along.
Power surges and strong storms can cause breaker switches to trip and turn your AC unit off. Simply flip the breaker off and back on to reset it. If it won’t reset, you may need to have the breaker replaced. If you have an older system, there may be fuses instead of breakers. Check for a bad fuse and replace it if you find one.
If, after checking all of these things, your air conditioner is still performing poorly or isn’t working at all, give us a call. Our affordable AC repair in Huntersville is top notch, and we’ll get your AC back up and running in no time. Even if you just need routine maintenance, we’re your HVAC techs.
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