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Air Conditioner Malfunctioning? Try This Right Away

white question mark on blue background iconWith temperatures still warm enough to use our air conditioning systems on a daily basis, it goes without saying that these cooling systems are under a lot of stress. As such, yours may run into trouble, particularly if you did not schedule routine AC maintenance before summer began. When trouble does arise, you may be tempted to try handling the repairs on your own, but we cannot stress enough how important it is to trust in professional AC services in Mustang, OK.

However, before you call in a repair technician, there are a few things you could check for that don’t actually require repairs at all, or just need a minor adjustment. So while we are standing by to help you out, we first want to share with you some advice below that may help you out before we come.

Check Your Thermostat!

First thing is first—we know you don’t want to waste your money and time calling in a technician for something that’s not actually broken. Sometimes, a problem with an air conditioning system isn’t a problem with the actual unit at all. It could instead be your thermostat—and it may simply be an accidental error, not a malfunction, such as:

  • The thermostat isn’t set to a temperature that’s cooler than the room temperature.
  • It’s in “fan only” mode, which is a setting that won’t actually keep you cool!
  • The sensor of the thermostat is covered or in a location that could impact its reading.

Other Factors to Consider

Again, an AC problem might not be an AC problem at all. For instance, if the problem is that you’re not getting enough airflow through your vents, your air filter may be clogged—this can negatively impact airflow and air conditioner efficiency, so try replacing yours, and keep up on changing it out every 1-3 months. This may resolve the problem on its own.

You should also check the circuit breaker if your AC system has shut down completely. Resetting the circuit breaker might be all that’s needed. Also, if your air conditioner just won’t turn on, check the power in other parts of your home—is there an outage?

Trust in the Right Pros for the Job

Okay, so say that you’ve tried all the troubleshooting tips above, and your air conditioner is truly suffering beyond what you can fix or manage. This means you need to find a trustworthy company to help you out. When you are in search of a professional HVAC contractor to handle your AC troubles, you want to look at their credentials, their level of professionalism, and what past customers say about their services.

Overall, you want technicians on your side who will try their best to accommodate your busy schedule, take the time to understand and properly diagnose your AC problem—which can be anything from a minor component replacement to finding and fixing a refrigerant leak.

At Comfort Incorporated, we keep your family safe, healthy and comfortable–call today, service today!

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