You know that feeling when your home air conditioning system isn’t working as it should? You want to make sure the problem is attended to as soon as possible, but before you do, there are a few steps you should consider in order to save time and money on HVAC repairs. Our team at Air Today Heating & Cooling has compiled a list of 6 things you should check off your list before calling for professional help:
1. Check the thermostat
The first step should always be to check the settings on your thermostat and make sure they are correct. In addition, take a look at the batteries to ensure they’re in good shape and not in need of replacement.
2. Look for any obvious signs of damage
Visually inspect your AC unit for any signs of wear or tear that could be causing an issue – this might include frayed wires, broken parts, loose connections, etc.
3. Test electrical components
Be sure to turn off all power to the system before doing anything. If not done properly, this could result in further damage to the system and even cause bodily harm. If potential damage is detected during your inspection, test all wiring and other electrical components with a voltage meter before attempting further repairs yourself.
4. Make sure air filters are clean
Clogged or dirty air filters can cause reduced airflow which can lead to higher energy consumption and future problems down the line if not taken care of properly – replace them regularly!
5. Check refrigerant levels
Low refrigerant levels could indicate leaks in your systems which will need addressing sooner rather than later – having them topped up by a professional tech will remedy this issue quickly and easily.
6. Clear away debris from outside unit
Outdoor condenser units often become clogged with leaves, dirt and other debris over time so be sure to clear these away in order to prevent any blockages from forming which could hurt performance even further! A good way to do this is by rinsing off the outdoor coils with a hose and vacuuming out any leaves and dirt from inside the unit.
Following these tips will help put you one step closer toward optimizing the performance of your HVAC system – but remember if you ever need assistance, just give us a call and schedule a consultation anytime!