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A/C Troubleshooting Basics: Different Steps for Different Types of Air Conditioners Posted By: Carolina Temperature Control

Do you need emergency tips capable of working with all types of air conditioners?

AC issues and quick repairSome troubleshooting basics work for all types of air conditioners, while others are more system specific. If your HVAC equipment isn’t cooling your home, and you don’t know where to start, give these ideas a try. Investing just a few minutes in DIY A/C repair could provide you immediate relief from the heat and prevent you from spending money on a professional maintenance visit.

A/C Unit Won’t Turn On

Among all types of air conditioners, the number one reason for all problems is improper use. First of all, make sure you have your thermostat set to the correct position. For instance, setting your unit to “Fan” continuously blows air through your home, while the “On” position only turns the fan on while your unit is cooling. If you have a programmable thermostat, you may have accidentally scheduled a heating cycle, so that your system won’t turn on even when you turn the temperature down. As you can tell, most of these are easy fixes to an uncomfortable situation.

A/C Cycles Off and On

A thermostat sensor located behind your A/C control panel may be to blame for your cooling system turning on and off quickly. Sometimes, simply bending this sensor toward the air entering the evaporative coil will help. Unfortunately, bad wiring may also be to blame for fast cycling. If a simple troubleshooting attempt doesn’t solve the problems, call a repair professional. Ignoring electrical worries can lead to more serious issues, like house fires.

Window Air Conditioners and Effectiveness

Chances are, if your window A/C unit is struggling to cool a room or two in your home, the model you’re using is the wrong size. Surprisingly, buying a bigger machine than you need can be just as bad as buying a model you know is too small. The air around your monster unit will get freezing and shut down your system before it’s thoroughly cooled the whole room. Carolina Temperature Control can help you pick out just the right equipment for your home.

Contact us today to find out how to stay cool all summer, no matter the temperature or the types of air conditioners you deal with on a daily basis.

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