In Florida, having an air conditioner that works is essential. If you find yourself in a situation where your air conditioner stops working, there are a number of things you can check before calling in for professional help. A+ Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is here to solve any of your heating and cooling needs, but before you come to us, you might want to check these following seven things regarding your system…
#1. Air Conditioning Filters
Your HVAC air filters should be changed regularly, typically every one to three months in temperate climates like Florida. If your filter is dirty or clogged, the air won’t be able to flow through it and your air conditioner will not be able to properly function.
#2. Your Home’s Power
Although this may seem like a simple thing to think of, when you are without air conditioning in the heat of summer, the first reaction is to call for help to get it running. However, if there is no power in your house, the air conditioner will most certainly not work.
#3. The Thermostat Batteries
If the batteries in your thermostat are dead, the thermostat will not be able to “tell” the air conditioner to start up and cool off the house. Change the batteries in your thermostat if necessary.
#4. Your Thermostat Setting
Although you may believe your thermostat is set to cool and the temperature of your liking, you should verify this. Your AC may not be working as desired if it’s set too warm or is set to off.
#5. The Breaker Box
If you have power to the house, you should verify that power is, in fact, going to your air conditioner. You can do this by checking the breaker box in your home for a tripped breaker. If the breaker for your AC has been tripped, you should turn it back on and see if the air conditioner begins running.
#6. The AC Drain Line
As your air conditioner cools air for your home, water collects that needs to be drained out. If everything is functioning as it should be, this water goes through the AC drain line. However, if the drain line is clogged, the water cannot be drained and many air conditioners have a safety switch that will shut the air conditioner down. Ensure that your AC drain line is clear and free of obstructions or clogs.
Routine AC drain line cleaning can help prevent buildup and clogs. Learn how you can clean your condensate drain line yourself.
Check out our blog, How to Clean Your AC Condensate Drain Line With Vinegar for a comprehensive tutorial.
#7. Find a Professional AC Company You Can Trust
If you are not able to find the cause of your AC problems, contact A+ Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Our highly trained technicians and HVAC experts will determine why your AC is not working and get you cooled down in no time.
Having your air conditioner stop working when you need it most is not something that anyone wants to deal with. But checking these things before calling for help could get your AC running again.
Call A+ Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
A+ Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is the leading HVAC company in Central Florida. Whether you are struggling with a clogged drain pipe, leaking unit or altogether broken system, we are here to help. Call us today at (352) 374-4988 to have your cooling comfort restored, or schedule service online to get started right away.