An issue with your air conditioner can cause an almost paralyzing response, and your mind reels with questions and worries. Take a deep breath and use these four steps to troubleshoot the issue and get cool air flowing again.

1. Check Your Circuit Breaker

If your system doesn’t turn on at all, start by checking the system’s circuit breaker. If it has tripped, reset the breaker, and cool air should start flowing again. However, if it trips again after you reset it, there may be an electrical or mechanical problem. You will probably have to contact a HVAC professional to determine the cause of the problem and fix it.

2. Check Your Air Filter

If you are experiencing issues while your air conditioner is running, the first thing to check is the air filter. Your air filter will clog over time, restricting airflow through your cooling system and causing problems like warm air coming from your vents. Experts recommend that air filters be changed every 30 to 90 days. However, by inspecting your air filter at least once a month, you can better determine how often you need to replace it.

3. Double Check Your Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat has power, and the temperature is properly set. Additionally, ensure it’s reading the proper air temperature. Finally, check that the fan mode is not set to On. This mode is designed to turn on the fan for ventilation when your unit is not running and will cause warm air to come from your vents. Set your thermostat to Auto mode instead.

Contact the Professionals

When people around Scottsboro want trusted heating and air conditioning service, they’ve called Batey Brothers Heating & Cooling since 2006. We install, maintain and repair heating and cooling systems. In addition, we provide indoor air quality services and offer maintenance plans. Contact Batey Brothers Heating & Cooling today if your air conditioner is not working so we can fix the issue!

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