The shifting weather in Omaha can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the colder months. Of course, whole 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 quits working or you notice it behaving weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the experts at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning 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 most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and may solve the problem more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Set to be around room temperature
- Using a newer 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 many 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 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 normally look like your regular 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 switch 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 could 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 tried 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 team at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning in Omaha are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 402-509-5940 to set up an appointment with us.