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When to Call for Air Conditioning Repair

Chris Helms - Thursday, June 12, 2014

When to Call for Air Conditioning Repair

How do you know when it’s time for an air conditioning repair specialist?

It’s the middle of the night (or a Sunday afternoon) and the cool air suddenly stops. The air conditioner is on the blink. Now what? Should you call for air conditioning repair? Should you wait until morning? Should you try to DIY, maybe hit it with a hammer a few times and see if that does the trick? Here is how to know when to call for air conditioning repair. (Hint: hitting your AC with a hammer is generally a bad idea.)

Some Basics That Seem Obvious, But Often Get Overlooked

Check the thermostat. Is it on? Is it on cool? Is the temperature set so the air conditioning will turn on? Sure, these seem obvious, but sometimes it’s the most obvious things that get overlooked. If everything on your thermostat seems ok but you have no cool air, it’s time to call for air conditioning repair.

Other Less Obvious Things to Check

Is there power to the thermostat or the air conditioning system? If not, take a look at the fuse to make sure it isn’t blown. If the fuse looks fine and there’s power to everything else, but the air conditioning still isn’t working, it could be time to call for repair.

The next place you can check is the air filter. Is it clogged with dirt and debris? If yes, it could be blocking the air flow. If you clean or replace the filter and the air conditioning doesn’t turn on, it’s time to call for air conditioning repair.

If you’ve looked at the obvious, considered the not-so-obvious, and your air conditioning is still on the blink, it’s time to consider calling for emergency air conditioning repair. When this happens, count on Helms Heating & Air Conditioning, the best in the business, to respond to your call. Call (877) GO-HELMS.