- Trouble Shooting
- What to do??
A/C is Not Cooling:
Is the thermostat in the Cooling
Is the temperature set lower than room
Is air coming out of the vents? (if
Yes) Check the A/C unit outside to see if it is running, if it is not, check
the power switch in the attic to see if it is turned off. Often times
maintenance people working in the attic will mistakenly turn off the A/C power switch thinking its the "light switch"...This happens a
If the outdoor unit is running, but
not cooling inside you must call your service technician.
If the outdoor unit is not running,
check you're A/C breaker at the electrical panel and reset breaker if
If the unit comes on after resetting
breaker and starts cooling, you have been successful. If breaker trips
again, you must call your service technician.
Is the thermostat in Heating Position?
Is temperature set higher than room
Is there any air coming out of the
vents? If yes, call your technician. If no, go into the attic and check the
power switch. Often the power switch in the attic is mistaken for the
"light switch" and turned off by mistake.
Round Preventative Maintenance
- If you are using regular fiberglass filters,
you should replace them every 30 days.
- Before purchasing expensive filters, such as
electrostatic or pleated filters, consult you're A/C technician. This is
important because many times A/C systems are not designed to operate with
these very restrictive filters. This can cause the system to run much cooler
temperatures than they are designed to operate causing compressor failures.
It will also cause the system not to cool properly and run for long periods
of time without cycling.
Spring A/C Check:
It is recommended that the A/C system be checked by a
service technician in the spring before heavy usage. This will assure that your
system will be running efficiently.
The technician will check for proper drainage (a stopped up drain plug can
cause a lot of damage in your attic) by placing algae tablets and blowing out
the drain line. The technician will also check the refrigerant levels, clean
the condenser coils, oil the fan motor and check many other important
components to assure top performance from your A/C system. These steps will
prevent possible water damage and expensive A/C repairs.
Fall Furnace Check:
It is recommended that the furnace be checked in the
fall before heavy usage. The technician will check all the safety devices. He
will also be checking for carbon monoxide entering into the air stream, gas
leaks and any other dangerous gases. This will insure the system is
operating at peek performance and operating safely.
We hope these tips will help and if we can be of
further assistants, give us a call. We'll be more than happy to answer your