It’s the middle of summer and you suddenly realize that your home doesn’t feel as cool as it should. When you check the thermostat, you discover that the temperature has risen even though you never changed the settings. If your Brooksville, Florida, home experiences total air conditioning failure in the summer, what should you do?
Evaluate the Thermostat
Sometimes, an air conditioner stops running even when it’s still in perfect working order. If the thermostat’s batteries need replacing, for instance, or suffered mechanical failure, it can’t communicate with your AC anymore. Change the batteries and try adjusting the temperature on the thermostat. If neither action fixes the problem, you might need our professional guidance.
Check the Air Filter
A clogged air filter can restrict air flow so thoroughly that your air conditioner can’t continue to run. Take a look at your air filter. If it looks clogged, replace it with a fresh filter. Your AC might come back on soon after the replacement, in which case you’ve fixed the problem. Change your filter every few months or when it looks dirty. You’ll save your AC from mechanical damage and extend its lifespan.
Take Note of Red Flags
You might have noticed that your AC made strange noises or emitted unpleasant odors in the days leading up to the AC failure. If so, write down all the red flags you remember so you can relate them to our technicians. Prior symptoms can help the experts diagnose the issue faster so you don’t have to suffer in the heat.
Consult a Professional
If you don’t think the thermostat or filter is to blame for your air conditioning failure, don’t attempt to diagnose the problem yourself. If you make a mistake, you could create more expensive problems. Our HVAC technicians know how to evaluate AC systems quickly and safely.
Nobody wants to endure air conditioning failure in the heat of a Florida summer. If you’re having problems with your AC, let us know at the first sign of trouble. Just call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 for air conditioning repair.
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