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What to Check if Your AC Is Not Functioning Properly

When you need air conditioning repairs in Fresno, CA, you need to schedule them promptly and you must always do so with professional repair technicians. That being said, there are a few scenarios in which you may suspect the need for professional air conditioning repairs, only to find that there is a relatively simple solution to the problem. While you should never attempt to repair your system on your own, you may want to check for such quick fixes before calling in a professional AC repair technician. Below are 3 simple tips to help you to avoid an unnecessary service all if your system is not functioning properly.

Your Air Filter May Be Dirty

The simplest and most effective way in which you can help your AC succeed is to change its air filter on a regular basis. We’ve advised you on this in the past, but it bears repeating. If you find that your air conditioner is not cooling your home in an effective manner, changing out your air filter may be all that is necessary to reserve the problem. This will help to cut down on airflow resistance, and can prevent other problems such as the icing up of your evaporator coil.

Is Your Thermostat Set Properly?

This may sound a bit silly, but you should double check your thermostat before you jump to the conclusion that your air conditioner requires professional repair services. If your thermostat has been improperly set, it may be shutting down at a higher temperature than you’d actually like. It could even be switched over to a “fan only” setting, meaning that it is still blowing air, just not cooling it.

Did Your Circuit Breaker Trip?

Remember that a major appliance or system, such as your AC, is probably on its own electrical circuit. That means that it may be a simple matter of flipping a switch at the breaker panel in order to get your system back up and running, even if other appliances are still going strong. If you cannot find a simple solution to the problem, dial our number right away.

Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning is happy to handle your air conditioning repair services for you.