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3 AC Troubleshooting Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Heating and air conditioning systems are awesome! Unless they aren't working. In the heat of summer and early fall, you do not want to lose your AC. If your air conditioner does konk out, you might want to try some troubleshooting. Before you do, take a look at the list of three mistakes you want to avoid when troubleshooting your AC problem:

Mistake to Avoid #1: Ignoring the Air Filter

So many HVAC problems boil down to the air filter. The air filter not only helps keep the air you breathe clean, but it's also important for keeping your heating and air conditioning systems clean. When the filter gets dirty, the system can't and won't function properly. When troubleshooting your AC, ignoring the air filter can be an easy mistake to avoid.

Mistake to Avoid #2: Checking the Filter, But Not the Evaporator Coil

One of the most common issues that can cause your AC to malfunction - especially turning on and off frequently without adequately cooling your home - is a dirty or clogged evaporator coil. Don't make the mistake of cleaning your air filter without also checking and cleaning your evaporator coil.

Mistake to Avoid #3: Trying to DIY Repair

Unless you're a certified HVAC technician, it's best to leave inspection and repair to the experts. Techs understand the complexities of an air-conditioning system, what could be the cause of an issue, and how to repair it.

Simple troubleshooting on your own can help you fix minor issues that could be the cause of AC malfunction, but for the big jobs, call in the pros. For all of your heating and air conditioning needs, contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.