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

The shifting weather in Las Vegas can mean a number 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 cooperating. That doesn’t mean that you’re automatically destined for AC repair though.

When your air conditioner quits working or you notice it operating weirdly, there are four things you can check on before calling in the pros at Polar Air & Heating Inc for AC repair. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to try before giving us a shout.

1) Check your thermostat

This is one of the most basic checks that homeowners can do on their own, and might solve the issue more than they’d like to admit. Ensure your thermostat is: 

  • Set to “cool”
  • Programmed to be around room temperature
  • Utilizing a new battery

2) Look at the air conditioner filter

Dirty filters can cause air conditioners to act erratically, making them shut down without notice and without making a peep. Air conditioner filters have been the cause for quite a few AC repair calls in the past, but there’s no reason to pick up the phone when you can exchange it 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 everyday 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 re-set it back to the On position.

4) Open all of your vents

A typical error among homeowners is to close vents in unused rooms, but this may actually lead to a need for AC repair. Closing these vents can potentially cause your system to be less efficient and stop working 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 experts at Polar Air & Heating Inc in Las Vegas are here to be sure all of your AC repair needs are met, so give us a call at 702-623-0579 to set up an appointment with us.

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