Use Our Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Tips for Cool Comfort

If you turn on your A/C only to find it’s not blowing cold air—or worse, it’s not turning on at all, it could be a simple fix. Before you call in the experts at Affordable Heating & Air Conditioning for assistance, try our air conditioning troubleshooting tips on your system to see if you can resolve the problem on your own. Find our experts’ suggestions below, then call us if you’re still experiencing problems.

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A/C Not Cold? Try These Tips Before You Call

By attempting these simple DIY air conditioning troubleshooting tasks on your own, you can save yourself the time and cost of a service call. Affordable Heating is always standing by to help, but take these steps before you contact us:

  • Make sure that your thermostat is set to the “cool” setting.

  • Verify that your outdoor air conditioning condenser is running.
  • If you have a digital thermostat, check or replace the batteries.
  • Check to make sure the temperature you’ve set is less than the current settings shown on your thermostat. Check your thermostat to make sure it’s set to a temperature cooler than your home air.

  • Ensure vents are open and unblocked throughout your home.
  • Look at the power switch on your furnace to make sure it’s set to “on.” This switch must remain on year-round for operation of both the furnace and air conditioner.
  • Make sure the circuit breakers in the electrical panel are in the “on” position. Bad weather and lightning can occasionally cause breakers to trip.
  • Change your furnace filter frequently to avoid HVAC air flow problems. A dirty filter can reduce airflow and cause your A/C to freeze, leak water, and possibly damage the furnace. All one-inch furnace filters should be replaced monthly and two-inch filters every other month. If you have pets or a heavy smoker in your home, change the filter more often.

Call Us for More Air Conditioner Tips—and Service

If you have any questions about your furnace or A/C, call the Bryant® pros at Affordable Heating for friendly, reliable assistance every time. Whether you have a simple question or a service request, we’re happy to help. If needed, we’ll come to your home to check out your A/C and make maintenance or repair recommendations based on your needs. Call 414-481-2727 or set up an appointment online.

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