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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Your AC Isn’t Working

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Wednesday, July 05, 2017
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Heating and air conditioning are necessary for comfort both during the winter and the summer. But what should you do if your air conditioning suddenly stops working in the middle of a hot summer day? If you find your AC isn't working, it's important to know the mistakes you should avoid. Let's take a look at the top three:

Mistake #1: Ignoring It and Hoping for the Best

Ignoring a problem never fixes the problem, and this is certainly true with a broken or malfunctioning AC. If your house is getting warmer and warmer and your cooling system isn't doing anything to stop it, don't just sit and sweat. Take action by doing some simple troubleshooting or by calling in an HVAC technician.

Mistake #2: Tackling DIY Repairs without Troubleshooting First

Jumping in and trying to fix your AC before doing some simple troubleshooting is a great way to break something. Especially if you're trying to do something only a tech should do, like trying to check the refrigerant or messing with the fan belts. Contact your HVAC dealer for troubleshooting tips you can do easily before having them come out for service or repair.

Mistake #3: Assuming the Worst

Sometimes when the AC isn't functioning properly, it can mean it's at the end of its life and needs replacement. Most of the time, however, it can be something as simple as replacing the air filter or cleaning the condensate drain. An HVAC tech can tell you what kind of repair your system needs, if any, and can also advise you if your system needs replacement. Either way, don't panic.

Don't make the mistake of living in a hot house this summer. For heating and air conditioning troubleshooting and repair you can count on, contact our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.