While you should never hesitate calling on the pros when you’re experiencing HVAC system issues, service calls can be pricey. AC units seem to break at the worst times, but sometimes it’s just a matter of troubleshooting a small malfunction. There’s no need to break the bank for a simple AC repair that you forgot to check yourself. Before you request a technician visit your home for AC repair, save yourself time and money by looking at common and easily fixable failures:
- Check your breaker, which “trips” or turns off your power supply when overheating occurs. This happens when the circuit is overloaded or you have too many power-heavy devices that are being used at the same time on the same circuit. This is an easy fix and can be solved by flipping the switch back into its original place. If you don’t see any problems here, check your thermostat batteries.
- Replace your thermostat batteries. You might notice that your thermostat screen is blank or the low battery indicator has appeared on the digital display. Try replacing the batteries before you call an AC technician, and set the thermostat housing back onto the wall. If you’re still experiencing problems, check the air filter.
- Replace your air filter to make sure that it’s not clogged. If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner is turning on and off repeatedly, this might be the culprit. Not only does replacing your air filter help with energy, it also helps prevent any future damage to your HVAC system.
HVAC systems are unique and complex appliances that often need professional attention. While saving money is important, calling your local AC company can help you save cash in the long-run. If you’re still having issues with your HVAC system or you have questions about these troubleshooting techniques, call us today.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.