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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for AC Repair

The fluctuating weather in West Palm Beach can mean a number of things, from the changing seasons to flipping off the switch of your air conditioner for the chilly months. Of course, total 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 predestined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the experts at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc for AC repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and may solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Programmed to be around room temperature
  • Using a new battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act weirdly, making them shut down without notice and without making a sound. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for a lot of AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter lowers your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow.

3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches

Nearly all of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:

  • Near the air conditioner itself and typically look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Find the breaker that controls your air conditioner and determine 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 routine blunder among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The experts at Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 561-612-0242 to set up an appointment with us.

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