The fluctuating weather in Buellton can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to flipping off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler months. Of course, whole 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 fails to work or you notice it acting oddly, there are a few things you can check on before calling in the team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning for AC repair. Here are a couple troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a ring.
1) Check your thermostat
This is one of the simplest checks that homeowners can do independently, and could solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Make sure your thermostat is:
- Set to “cool”
- Programmed to be around room temperature
- Utilizing a fresh 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 peep. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for a lot of 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 decreases 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 regular light switch.
- At your circuit breaker panel. Pinpoint 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 flip it back to the On position.
4) Open all of your vents
A typical mistake among homeowners is to close vents in unoccupied rooms, but this could actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents may potentially cause your system to be less efficient and turn off because of added airflow pressure.
If you’ve done these four troubleshooting tips and still aren’t having any luck getting your system back operating, it’s probably time to give us a shout. The pros at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton are here to ensure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 805-242-9638 to set up an appointment with us.