Top 3 Things to Check before Hiring an AC Company

Posted on June 5, 2014 by Bailey Horlander

It’s officially air conditioning season in the Midwest. That means your AC system is working hard to keep you cool and comfortable. And if you’re system malfunctions, you could be left in a sticky situation. Before you call an AC company though, check these three things.

Photo of potential air conditioner problemsDid Your Breakers Trip?

If you’re having problems with your air conditioner turning off, as well as your circuit breaker tripping, it could be a telltale sign. Your circuit breaker’s job is to keep your home and appliances safe by shutting off the power when the current flow gets too high. If it keeps tripping, something needs to be fixed.

Check the electrical panel in your home, and if your air conditioner is the culprit of the issue, don’t turn the power back on. It could be overheating. The next step is to find out what is causing your AC system to overheat.

Are Your Air Filters Filthy?

Dirty air filters can obstruct airflow, which can cause your AC system to work even harder than it should be to keep cool air circulating in your home. The harder your system works, the more likely it is to overheat and trip your breaker. Check your air filters to see if they’re dirty. If they are, clean them if they are reusable, or buy a new one and see if that fixes your issue. If your system is still tripping, it’s probably time to call in an expert, like the ones at Heartland Quality Heating & Cooling.

Are Your Thermostat Batteries Out of Juice?

If you’re having a problem keeping the temperature in your home consistent, it could be a problem with your thermostat.  Does your home feel drastically warmer than what your thermostat is reading? Or is your thermostat not even turning on? Try changing the batteries. If the thermostat batteries are dead, it can’t detect the temperature, and the system won’t work properly. Our lives get quite busy, especially in the summer, and we often forget to change the batteries in necessary equipment in our homes, like thermostats and fire alarms. We recommend changing your thermostat batteries every year. If this fix doesn’t solve your AC woes, it could be something more serious, and you should call a trusted technician.

To keep your Lee’s Summit home’s system pumping on all cylinders, make sure to get regular maintenance performed by your local Heartland Quality Heating & Cooling technician. Call us at (816) 525-2031 for all your heating and cooling needs.

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