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Air conditioner problems in Utah are common – even the best machines break down from time to time. At Perform Heating & Cooling, we are always focused on saving you money. While many A/C problems require professional attention, not all of them do. Here are some of the issues you can fix yourself.
Air Conditioner Problems – DIY Fixes
1. The air conditioner won’t turn on.
There are a few things you can check here. First, you should verify that the thermostat is set to ‘cool’. We know, you probably already did that – but it’s the first step we take, too. Second, you can check your circuit breaker. The circuit breaker can flip off for all sorts of reasons that we won’t get into here. Find the circuit that your A/C is on and make sure to set it to ‘on’.
If neither of these work, try checking the external wiring. Animals can chew through the wiring sometimes. Unfortunately, if the wires are chewed through – or you can’t figure out why the A/C won’t turn on – you will need to bring in an air conditioner specialist.
2. The air is not cold, or not as cold as you think it should be.
Again, check the thermostat. It’s the first thing to do because it’s the easiest. If you lower the temperature a bit and don’t notice an improvement, there are a few things you can check. Shut off the power to the unit and clean out any debris you find on the outside of the unit and in the fins of the condenser. A water hose works well for this task.
If the A/C is clean and not generating cold air, the problem could be a refrigerant leak or something else that needs the attention of a technician.
3. The fan isn’t running.
The fan is necessary to push the air into and throughout your home. If it’s not running, you have one of the most common air conditioner problems. The fan may not be running due to a tripped circuit breaker. Check out your breaker box. The switch may have tripped. You may find that the switch is still on. Sometimes ice accumulation on the unit can also cause the fan to stop – but you will need an air conditioner technician to help with this problem.
We Can Help With Air Conditioner Problems in Utah
If you have air conditioner problems in Utah, including Salt Lake City, Bountiful, and Kaysville, we are here to help. Our affordable A/C repair services can fix any issue you have, including helping you replace your air conditioner with a newer model.