The air conditioning system is an important part of the home. When the summer temperatures arrive, the home needs to be a cool and comfortable place. The air conditioning system is what helps everyone in the home be comfortable when coming in from outside. It is important that the air conditioning system stays in top quality condition. This means that regular maintenance and cleanings take place so that the unit is ready to continue to operate. However, sometimes a unit will break down. When the unit breaks down, the unit needs to be repaired as quickly as possible. Before you contact a cooling technician, take the time to try these three troubleshooting tips to try and get your unit back on track.
The first troubleshooting tip is to check the power source. The power to the unit needs to be operating so the unit can function. First, you can check the electric box and see if a power switch has been thrown. If the switch is flipped, you will need to turn the power back. If this solves the issue, you are not in need of a technician. You can also check the actual on and off button of the unit. Sometimes, home owners forget to turn the unit back on and this can result in the unit not working.
Another reason your unit may not be working properly is the filtering system. The air filter needs to be changed on a regular basis. Usually once a month to three months, the filter needs to be exchanged with a new filter. When the filter is not clean, the unit is unable to clear the air and provide a clean breathing environment. Make sure to keep up with your filter changing schedule but if you do find that your unit is not working properly, you can change out the filter and see if this provides a solution.
It is also essential that the home owner checks the outdoor unit. The outdoor portion of your air conditioning unit needs to be operating. The fan needs to be moving the unit have power to the outside portion. Go outside the home and check this portion of your unit. If the fan is not turning then you have an issue. You will need to shut off the unit from the outside as well as turn the power off inside the home. This will ensure that the unit is turned off.
You will then need to contact a local technician. The technician will be able to determine the issue which could be in the motor. Once the problem has been diagnosed, the technician will then work to repair the issue. In no time, you will have a unit that is functioning properly and efficiently.
Try these tips out whenever you have a unit breakdown. Once you check and these steps do not work, you will need to contact your local HVAC provider so that you can have your unit back on track in no time!
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