As we start to see more days with our AC on than not, it’s more important than ever that our units are working the way they should. When you turn on your AC to find that it isn’t working, it is common for homeowners to not know what to do next. There are several things that a homeowner can do before calling on HVAC professionals when their AC isn’t working. Steve’s Heating & Air is here to walk you through some troubleshooting to help you get your AC up and running as soon as possible.
Clogged AC Drain Line
The first thing that homeowners think when they hear the words drainage issues isn’t usually AC. Most people think about plumbing. However, drainage issues are rather common in AC units. If you don’t have proper draining, your AC can’t remove the moisture from the air in your home like it normally would. Check the drain pan to make sure your unit is draining properly.
Barely Any Air Coming Out of Vents?
You should be able to feel air flowing from your vents when you put your hand up next to them. If you feel like the airflow is weak, you could be dealing with clogged ducts, filters or other obstructions. Rodents can also get into your ducts and create holes that make your ductwork less efficient and your airflow weaker.
Bad Thermostat or Malfunction
Whenever you are experiencing any issues with your AC system, the first place you should go is your thermostat. Many people don’t realize that they have forgotten to turn their thermostat in the on position. You may have your home et to heat rather than cool as well. It is always a good think to check your thermostat whenever you are having HVAC problems.
AC Suddenly Stops Working
If you have turned your AC on this year only to find that it won’t actually start working at all, there could be several reasons why this is happening. Hopefully, all you are dealing with is a blown breaker or a tripped fuse. In that case, the solution to your problem could be as easy as flipping on the switch in your breaker panel.
Dirty Air Filters
Another culprit for weak airflow from your vents can be caused by a dirty AC filter. When a filter is dirty, it isn’t able to move the air into the AC unit and this can cause your system to not work properly. You should be changing your filter every month or two to avoid this problem. This Is also one of the first places you should check if your unit isn’t working to cool your house well.
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If you are struggling with an AC system that simply isn’t working, we would be happy to help you at, Steve’s Heating & Air. Our highly trained and qualified technicians can find the cause of the problem right away and . Call us today!