Temperatures are heating up in the Valley, and it’s time to turn on the air conditioner. If you’re already experiencing cooling issues, you may be wondering if you should call an air conditioner service provider. Before you schedule a service call, there are some quick fix tips that may help you diagnose and solve your own air condition problem.
At the start of the summer season, we always get a flurry of service calls that are related to improper thermostat settings. It’s important to switch your thermostat to “Cool” and “Auto” if you want it to start cooling your home or business. If you have a digital thermostat, you’ll also want to check the time/date/room setting. If you’re not able to reconfigure the settings, it may be a battery issue within your thermostat. By simply changing your batteries, you can save yourself the aggravation and headache of an air conditioner service call.
In the desert, dust and debris quickly collects in air filters. We recommend changing out disposable air filters at least once a month. This will help your system run more efficiently and can even save you money on your monthly utility bills.
Check Your Circuit Breaker
Is your system not turning on at all? Before you assume that your air conditioner has broken, it’s worthwhile to try resetting the power to the unit. Often an air conditioner can trip a circuit breaker. To make the fix, flip the breaker to the off position and then on again. If your circuit breaker isn’t clearly labeled, ask your service technician to help you.
The Outside System Isn’t Working
If your air conditioner system isn’t working at all, you don’t want to take chances with trying to fix the problem yourself or by calling for outside help. Instead, call us! At Simply the Best we specialize in cooling and heating services, as well as indoor air quality. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 480.361.8458.