If your air conditioner isn't cooling down the house, or seems to be cooling at a slower rate than usual, there are a few things you can check out to see where the problem may be. Some of them are quite simple, others may require a bit of time or the help of a professional.
The most common and easily fixed problem is improper usage of the air conditioner. Have you ever had the air conditioning at full blast, only to walk into a room where your spouse or children have the window open? Leaving windows or doors open can lead to the air conditioner not working to its full potential. Be sure to close all windows and doors before operating.Other problems you can potentially solve on your own include the air conditioner completely failing, or a central air conditioner's compressor stopping. Should the first problem arise, you can check the fuses or the circuit breaker. Be sure to wait for the air conditioner to cool down before touching the breakers. Should the compressor stop working, check the high-pressure limit switch. If it is flipped, press the button in the compressor's panel.You can even prevent problems by making sure your air conditioner is properly maintained. Be sure to regularly clean filters and coils so your unit has a long life.By checking up on the above problems, you can have your air conditioner running smoothly on your own without having to make a call. Other issues such as refrigerant leaks or electric control failure (when the compressor and fan controls stop functioning properly) will need the service of a professional. In fact, a trained technician should be called in to service your A/C annually.If you would like more information on troubleshooting your air conditioner, contact us at Air Assurance today. We serve the Broken Arrow area.Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Air Assurance services Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas. Visit our websiteto see our current promotionsand get started today!