If you live in Indian Trail, you know that heating and air conditioning are more of a necessity than a luxury. Summer weather is upon us and with it comes that notorious heat and humidity. If your AC is on the blink, how do you know when you can troubleshoot it yourself and when you need to call in an expert? Here are some quick tips to help you decide:
Is Your Air on But It's Not Cool Air?
If the air conditioning is blowing air but it's not cool, there are a few things you can check before calling in the pros. Start with the thermostat. Sure, that seems too simple, but an accidental reset might be the culprit. If that's not the issue, the next thing to check is the condenser coil. If it's dirty, it can prevent the system from cooling the air. If you clean it and the system is still blowing warm air, you'll need to make the call.
Is the System Turning On and Off Too Frequently?
Is your air conditioner turning on and off too often but still having trouble keeping your home at the right temperature? Start by turning off the system. Then check the evaporator coil and fan to be sure no dirt or debris is keeping them from functioning properly. You can also clean or replace the air filter, as a dirty air filter can cause short cycling within the unit. If you've done these steps and are still having the same issue, it's time to call in a tech.
You don't have to live in a sweltering home this summer just because you can't repair your AC yourself. For all your heating and air conditioning needs, including service and repair, contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.