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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for AC Repair

The shifting weather in Payson can mean a host of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the chilly months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like doing that. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner stops working or you notice it behaving oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the pros at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do themselves, and could solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Be sure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Set to be around room temperature
  • Working with a new battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act out of the ordinary, making them shut down without notice and without making a noise. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for many AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can change it yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter diminishes your system’s efficiency and inhibits airflow.

3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches

Nearly all of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found:

  • Near the air conditioner itself and usually look like your everyday light switch.
  • At your circuit breaker panel. Identify the breaker that controls your air conditioner and find out if it is in the middle position or the Off position. If it is, cycle the breaker to Off and then re-set it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A routine mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and shut down because of added airflow pressure.

If you’ve completed these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back up and running, it’s probably time to give us a ring. The team at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 928-263-8570 to set up an appointment with us.

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