Having a good HVAC system is essential to keeping your home’s air clean and comfortable. It also helps you stay cool even during the hot summer months. But when your unit suddenly stops working, what should you do?
Most of the time, air conditioning problems aren’t that serious unless your unit is old and needs replaced. If your unit is still relatively new, however, don’t try to fix any issues yourself, as you might end up voiding the warranty of your unit. If you’re not sure what to do, call us at Mechanical Technologies.
As experts in swamp cooler maintenance, we recommend having it looked at professionally, although there are some things you can check beforehand:
A dirty filter can “suffocate” your AC unit. A visible layer of dirt on the filter limits the amount of air that can be pumped through your AC unit. When there’s not enough airflow through your AC system, it causes additional problems that can eventually lead to complete system failure. Once you see that your air filter is dirty, have it replaced and make sure your unit is running well again. If that’s not the source of the problem, we’ll move on to other possible causes.
In some cases, the thermostat wasn’t set to the right position, which causes the unit not to work as intended. Check your thermostat to ensure that it’s working properly, making sure the thermostat is on and set to “cool”. Also check if the set temperature is lower than the current room temperature. If you think your thermostat isn’t working properly, call us and we’ll let our home AC repair technician check it out.
Checking the vents from the air ducts is as simple as making sure they’re open and clean. If you see that they’re dirty, make sure that any debris or obstructions are cleaned out. Also check if your circuit breaker has tripped and reset it if it has. If it trips immediately, don’t try to fix it yourself: call us instead.
Whether you need to troubleshoot your AC unit or you’re searching online for “how much refrigerated air costs”, Mechanical Technologies is the only name you can trust. Talk to us today! You can reach us at (915) 544-1550 or via our online contact form.