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

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The changing weather in Englewood can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the colder months. Of course, total home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it operating strangely, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the team at Symbiont Service Corp for AC repair. Here are four troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and might solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Tuned to be around room temperature
  • Working with 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 peep. 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 exchange it 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

The majority of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:

  • Around the air conditioner itself and normally look like your regular 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 unoccupied rooms, but this might actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents could potentially cause your system to be less efficient and turn off 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 ring. The pros at Symbiont Service Corp in Englewood are here to make sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 941-306-4161 to set up an appointment with us.

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