Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

15 Jan

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

By: airworks@charlotte.com

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Your air conditioner is an essential part in keeping you, your family, and your home cool and comfortable in the summertime, especially here in the greater Matthews, North Carolina area. When your air conditioner breaks down, waiting for a qualified HVAC professional to come to your home can sometimes take longer than you’d like, especially during the busy summer season here in Matthews, North Carolina. The good news is that there are a surprising number of instances that you can diagnose and repair (or temporarily repair) your broken AC on your own. Below, we will discuss some troubleshooting tips and highlight a few common issues and solutions for your AC unit in hopes to get your air conditioner back up and running again.
Troubleshooting Tips

  • Change Thermostat Batteries: Even though it sounds so simple, have you check the batteries in your thermostat? Do you remember the last time they were changed? If your batteries are dead and have not been changed in a while, your AC issues might be because your thermostat. Without functioning batteries, your thermostat cannot effectively control and communicate with your AC unit.
  • Make Sure the Thermostat is Properly Set Up: Again, sometimes fixing your air conditioner issues is as simple as learning about your thermostat settings. If your thermostat is set incorrectly, your AC unit may not work the way you want it to, which can lead you to thinking that your air conditioner is broken. You might have your thermostat set to heat instead of cooling. It’s easy to forget to make the switch when the seasons change, especially when you have a programmable or smart thermostat. Double check your thermostat settings before assuming your air conditioner is broken.
  • Check Your Circuit Breaker: The next thing that you can try is checking out your circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker connected to the AC unit has been tripped, you’ll need to reset it. Make sure you check this before assuming your air conditioner needs a costly repair.
  • Replace the Air Filter: When your air filters become too dirty, they hinder the air flow throughout your home. As a result, your air conditioner won’t be able to work as well and can sometimes lead people to believe that their AC unit needs to be inspected. If you don’t remember the last time you changed your air filters, it’s time to change them.
  • Check the Air Vents: It’s also essential that all of your air ducts and air vents are clean and clear. When they get clogged by dust or dirt, the air cannot flow properly throughout your home. By simply cleaning your air vents, you could notice a tremendous difference in your home comfort. There could also be some issues within your air ducts that you can’t see that could prevent your AC unit from working effectively.

When to Call in the Professionals
If any of the above troubleshooting tips don’t solve your current air conditioning problems, it might be time to call in the professionals at Air Works Cooling & Heating in Matthews, North Carolina. While there are a lot of thing you can do on your own to combat common AC problems, there are times when only a HVAC professional can help you.

  • Strange Noises Coming from your AC Unit
  • Improperly Installed Air Conditioner
  • Issues with the Outdoor Unit
  • And More!

If you need any help with your air conditioner this summer, give Air Works Cooling & Heating a call today! We are always ready to help our customers in the greater Matthews, North Carolina area!