Knowing whether to troubleshoot an AC problem is crucial to your health and your home’s safety. There are a few AC issues you might be able to fix yourself, but most of them should remain in the hands of a professional technician. Use our quick troubleshooting guide to help you determine whether to call an AC repairman or try and fix the problem yourself.
To Call or Not Call the AC Repair Company?
Living in Georgia means experiencing hot, long summers. With the AC running all summer long, it’s likely to need a regular repair or tune-up. Three of the most common repairs you can safely perform before calling a repairman are:
- Changing the HVAC filter
- Resetting tripped breakers
- Removing clutter and obstructions
Changing the HVAC Filter
You will need to change the filter on a system with ducts about every three to four months. Ductless systems need a filter replacement every month. Performing filter changes promptly will help preserve the heating and cooling efficiency of the HVAC system.
Reset Tripped Breaker
If the AC isn’t receiving any power at all, you can check the breaker box for a tripped circuit. Temporary overloads trip breakers but can easily be fixed by flipping the breaker back on. If the AC still doesn’t receive power or the circuit trips again, it’s time to call a repairman.
Remove Clutter and Obstructions
HVAC systems can’t operate without clear airflow. Any obstruction or damage to the system that hinders airflow will result in significant strain on the system, which quickly translates into repairs and costly replacements. You can prevent this from happening by removing all clutter and obstructions from any indoor or outdoor HVAC units. You might even need to contact a landscaper to remove any trees and shrubs that are blocking the airflow around an outdoor HVAC unit.
Call the AC Repairman Now to Get Your AC Fixed!
If you’ve changed the filter on the system, checked for a tripped breaker, and made sure nothing is in the way of the AC and it still doesn’t work right, contact Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling now to schedule a repair. We can also help you with any of your heat pump repairs and all your furnace maintenance.