While we’d like to think that most HVAC technicians are friendly and professional, we know that calling for air conditioning repair can be a hassle. First, you have to locate a good technician, and then you must find the time to set aside for the repair. While most repairs are far too difficult to complete without the help of a trained technician, there are a few things you should check before calling for repairs to save yourself a little trouble.
- Vents – When guests or family members feel too cool in a room, they may close off the vent, so always check here before assuming there is an issue with your AC—especially if the cooling issue is limited to a single room. It should be noted, however, that shutting off vents can lead to further repair issues. The system is designed to cool a given amount of space (calculated in BTUs per hour) and when this space is limited, the parts may struggle to operate correctly and could become burned out.
- Thermostat – We know it sounds like we’re stating the obvious, but double and triple check your thermostat before calling a repair technician. We don’t want you to spend money or just time unnecessarily calling a technician out to your home. You would be surprised with how often a technician arrives to find out a child has moved the switch over to “heat” mode, or that the AC was never turned on in the first place.
- Circuit Breaker – You may be able to restore power to a broken down AC by resetting the circuit breaker. However, be aware that if the air conditioner tripped the circuit breaker in the first place, it may only happen again soon, and a technician should assess the unit anyway.
Call ACI Northwest for air conditioning repair in the Coeur d’Alene area today!