If your air conditioner is not working or not working like expected, there are a few things you can check before calling for a professional service to inspect it. You can save yourself a service charge by diagnosing the problem yourself and seeing if there is a simple Do-It-Yourself solution.
1. Start with the thermostat Check for proper settings Change batteries Remove dirt – a can of condensed air can remove the dirt from within the thermostat.
2. Inspect humidistat for correct setting
3. Change the air filter once a month to avoid improper cooling The issue can be related to crowding of the air conditioner unit, objects blocking the flow of air.
4. Window unit? Check the thermostat sensor; it might be bent out of shape. If so, carefully put it back into position.
5. Check for a blocked drain. Did you know that air conditioners take moisture out of the air? That moisture needs to go somewhere. If your air conditioner’s drain is blocked, it will keep your air conditioner from working properly. Clean Out the drain and see if that solves your problem.
6. Check the breakers Turn it off then turn it back on Check the air handlers for a disconnect Check the outside condenser for a disconnect Take the time to understand the basics of your home’s HVAC system and create a comprehensive maintenance calendar so that you can keep small problems from becoming big replacement or repair bills.