4 Easy Things to Check Yourself Before Calling For Air Conditioner Service

When something goes wrong in your home, the easiest option can appear to be just calling someone to come and fix it. However, you can save yourself some dollars by just checking a few easy things and solving a problem on your own before calling for air conditioner service.

1. Check Your A/C Switch in the Fuse Box

The first thing to check if your air conditioner is faulty or needs servicing is the switch in your fuse box. The switch should always be clearly marked, so don’t worry about getting lost in there.

You need to switch it off. Wait for roughly 5 seconds before you switch it back on. If the switch does keep tripping, you will want to call for a service as this means there is a fault in your air conditioner. Otherwise, give it 5-10 minutes and see if it comes back on. If it does, great news, you’ve fixed the problem.

Sometimes all it takes is to turn it off and on again.

2. Dead Batteries in your Digital Thermostat

A digital thermostat

Credit: Consumer Reports

Most air conditioners come with a digital thermostat controller, most of which have batteries. You will want to pop the cover off the back of the unit, check in the back for the batteries. Take them out an replace them with a couple of fresh ones.

Pop the thermostat back on the wall. All thermostats have a time delay, so wait 5 minutes to see if the system comes back on.

If this hasn’t fixed the problem, move on to the next step!

3. Backed Up Drain Line

The next easy step is to check if the drain line is backed up. If it is, the problem is being caused by the flow switch turning itself off due to the back up.

You can flush it out with a vacuum, or blow it out with a water hose. Once you have done this, the flow switch on your system should automatically reset itself.

clearing out the drain line

Credit: Today’s Homeowner

If this was the problem, pouring bleach in it once a month and getting a service twice a year will keep the problem from arising in the future.

4. Check Your Filter

The last easy step in troubleshooting your air conditioner is simply checking the filter.

You just slide your filter out from underneath the drain line, take a look and make sure the filter is completely clear of debris so that you can see through it. If it’s not, you should get a replacement rather than try to clean it.

While you have the filter out, look up inside the unit to check for ice. If there is ice, turn the fan on and let it sit for a while. The ice should thaw out. Turn the system back on and if you still have icing then you will want to call for a service.

If none of these options work for you, then the only option left is to contact us at Efficient Air for an air conditioner service. We will have the problem fixed in no time!

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