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5 AC Troubleshooting Tips

May 23, 2023 | Blog

It can be frustrating when it comes to your AC having an issue and you have no idea where to start in order to fix it. Luckily, there are ways to approach AC maintenance on your own before calling a professional to come check on the problem.

Do you need tips on troubleshooting HVAC issues? If so, Air Tech of Katy is here to help! We have everything you need to know to help restore your comfort and save some money. Read below for our advice!

5 Tips On AC Troubleshooting

If you’re a homeowner and you’re experiencing AC problems, here are some steps you can take in order to see if it’s a minor error with your system.

1. Change Your Air Filter

Performing routine filter changes will help your system run in tip-top shape. If your system isn’t running properly it can be caused by the air filters having too much dirt in them which leads to your system working extra hard to cool your home down.

In order to keep your system running well, we suggest replacing your filters quarterly or when you notice they are clogging up with dirt. Your HVAC system relies on your air filter in order to function properly and if it’s dirty that can affect its performance.

2. Avoid A Frozen AC

Checking your AC frequently for possible ice build-up is smart. If you notice your AC not cooling, there could be a possibility that your air conditioner is frozen. Check your outside unit to see if there’s any ice on it. Incorrect refrigerant pressure and dirty air filters are two common causes of frozen ACs.

If you notice ice, we suggest that you turn off your AC at the thermostat and turn ‘on’ the fan setting so it can work to defrost.

3. Check Your Circuit Breaker

Your breaker controls the power throughout your home’s electrical system. If you notice your air conditioner isn’t running, we suggest flipping your breaker to check if your power for the thermostat is on.

4. Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Working

If you notice your AC isn’t on, your thermostat could be experiencing a malfunction. Turn it off and then back on to reset it. If you don’t see an improvement or if it’s not working at all, call us out to help you get that fixed!

5. Inspect Your Outdoor Unit

Going outside to check on your system fully is highly recommended. Clear plants and debris away from your outdoor unit to allow airflow around the whole system. If you notice anything odd or any visible damage, a professional technician from our team can inspect your system and get it working like new.

After trying these steps and the problem persists, that is when you call for professional help. Sometimes all your system requires is an expert in order to receive the proper care it needs. Our technicians know how to take your air conditioner problems off your hands and into theirs!

Trusted Katy AC Repair

Whether you need extra tips on how to inspect your system yourself or you need professional AC installation, Air Tech of Katy is here. With our dependable AC repairs, tune-ups and installations, we’re your go-to HVAC company. Reach out to us today!

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.

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