There is nothing worse than your AC not working in the middle of the summer. It can leave homeowners feeling uncomfortable, if not downright miserable. When you are experiencing issues with your AC system, it can often be an issue that you can solve on your own. A few troubleshooting tips might be all you need to get your system back up and running. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share our best troubleshooting tips for the next time you are facing AC issues.
How Do You Perform a General System Inspection?
The first the thing you are going to want to do when you are faced with an AC that isn’t working is a general system overview. Following is how that works:
– Thermostat: When you are beginning a general system overview, you are going to want to start at the thermostat. Make sure that your thermostat is set to cool. You also want to have the fan set in the “on” position. Many homeowners have made the switch to a smart thermostat, and in that case, they will need to reset the system to get rid of any cooling schedules that could have been there previously.
– AC Condenser Unit: The condenser unit is the portion of your AC system that is located on the outside of your house. You will want to check this part of your system to make sure that there is no debris getting in the way of air flow. Make sure all landscaping plants are trimmed and cut back and that there are no leaves or twigs around the unit.
– Ventilation: The next thing you are going to want to do on your general system overview is to check all of the vents in your house. You need to make sure that these vents are not being covered by furniture in the room. They also all need to be open.
Check Your AC Refrigerant Level
If you have checked all the events in your home to ensure that they are open but the air coming out of them is still warm, there is a good chance that you have a problem with your refrigerant. You should look for leaks, tears, or any other the problems around the refrigerant lines on your unit. Another common sign of refrigerant problems is the presence of a hissing noise when your system is running. If you have a refrigerant leak somewhere, you will need to call a professional to help you get the lines fixed before your home will start cooling again.
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Hopefully, you don’t experience a broken AC this summer, but if you do, you can turn to the professionals at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to help get your cooling system repaired and working again. Our team of highly trained technicians strive to keep our customers cool no matter how hot it is outside. Call us today!