Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: What to Do Before Calling for AC Repair10/07/2015The fluctuating weather in Stuart can mean a variety of things, from the changing seasons to turning off the switch of your air conditioner for the cooler months. Of course, complete home comfort is your year-round goal, but sometimes our heating and cooling equipment doesn’t feel like helping us out. That doesn’t mean that you’re headed for AC repair though. When your air conditioner fails to work or you notice it operating oddly, there are a couple things you can check on before calling in the pros at Nisair Air Conditioning for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a call. 1) Check your thermostat This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do themselves, and may solve the concern more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: Set to “cool” Programmed to be around room temperature Utilizing a newer 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 sound. 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 swap it out yourself. Not to mention that a dirty air conditioner filter decreases your system’s efficiency and reduces airflow. 3) Find and inspect your air conditioner’s switches Most of the time, switches to your air conditioner are found: Near the air conditioner itself and normally look like your stereotypical light switch. At your circuit breaker panel. Identify the breaker that controls your air conditioner and determine 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 common blunder 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 operating, it’s probably time to give us a call. The team at Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 772-318-4252 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.