Arizona does not play when it comes to hot weather. In fact, most summers see record-breaking high temperatures that cause air conditioners to work so much harder than they would anywhere else. Just because your AC goes out though, doesn’t mean it’s time to panic just yet. Because your AC is working so hard, it might just need to be coaxed back on. That’s why every property owner in Arizona needs to know the 5 things to do when the AC goes out so you’re never left feeling overwhelmed or like you don’t know what to do!
- Check On Your Air Filter – If you don’t change/clean your air filters out at least once a month, there’s a good chance your air conditioner shut down because it’s too clogged up and it’s tripped a safety feature designed to prevent the unit from overheating due to a lack of airflow. Change out the filter and restore ideal airflow, and your AC will likely come back on no problem. Just make sure you actually remember to keep your filters clean so you don’t run into the same problem later on! Repeated failure to change your air filter will result in a shortened life span of your AC.
- Check Thermostat Batteries – If you feel like you’re going crazy because your AC won’t come on but you’ve already checked everything you can think of, you might want to walk over to your thermostat and have a look. You’d honestly be amazed how often people call a repair technician only to realize they’ve forgotten all about changing the batteries in their thermostat. They don’t last forever though, so make sure you don’t forget!
- Check The Circuit Breaker – If your AC isn’t coming back on, but you know your property has fickle electrical, check your circuit breaker. Most of the time when a circuit gets tripped, your AC will shut down, but because it’s often on its own circuit, it may not always reset on its own like the others. If this is the case for you, all you need to do is pop open your breaker and flip the switch associated with your AC unit.
- Check Your Coils – On the outside of your unit, sometimes tucked away out of sight, there is a condenser coil that offers essential support for the rest of your unit. The trouble is, in order for it to perform its functions efficiently, it has to stay clean. If your AC isn’t performing that well, and your condenser coil is obstructed by all kinds of leaves, dirt, and debris, a good cleaning might be all you need to restore optimal function!
- Call In The Pros! If you’ve already done everything you can to get your AC back up and running on your own, but nothing’s worked, you might just need to call in a professional. Some AC problems are just too big to handle, and require special equipment to correct, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just keep in mind, our technicians at Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling will always be around to come to your rescue when your AC truly needs it!