Your home’s air conditioning system is a very complex unit. HVAC technicians go to school and serve as apprentices for many years to understand all the intricacies of these systems. Whenever you notice that your air conditioning system isn’t working like it’s supposed to, you might wonder if you can troubleshoot it on your own or if you need to call in a licensed professional. Here’s what you need to know about troubleshooting your AC.
As a homeowner, you can try a few different easy fixes to solve your air conditioning issue without having to call on a professional. If you notice that your system is not turning on at all, the thermostat might not be set properly. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to forget to switch their thermostats from heating mode over to cooling mode at the start of the summer season.
If you notice that your air conditioning system doesn’t seem to have adequate airflow, you could have a dirty air filter. Locating and replacing the filter is fairly simple to do. You’ll want to hold the filter up to a light source to check if you can clearly see through the filter. If you can no longer see through it, it’s dirty and needs to be replaced with a new one. Lastly, if you’re struggling with getting adequate cooling in one room of your home, the air vent in that room could be obstructed. Take a quick look at the vents and remove any objects that are within three feet of them to ensure that each vent can produce adequate airflow.
Any other problems that you have with your air conditioning system should be addressed by a licensed professional. They will have the right equipment and knowledge to determine the root cause of the problem and adequately fix it to ensure that your system will run optimally going into the future.
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