The changing weather in Chelan and Wenatchee can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to flipping off the switch of your air conditioner for the colder months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for AC repair though.
When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it acting weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the experts at Lakeside Heating & Air for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do themselves, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Programmed to be around room temperature
- Utilizing a new battery
2) Look at the air conditioner filter
Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for quite a few 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 diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.
3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches
Most 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 figure out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then flip it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A typical blunder among homeowners is to close vents in vacant rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The experts at Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 509-284-4265 to set up an appointment with us.