Summertime is just around the corner. Meanwhile, the temperatures are getting an early start on heating up. You certainly do not want to find your home in need of air conditioning services. Anyone who has ever had their air conditioning go out in the middle of a hot July day knows how quickly the home can become uncomfortable. Sometimes, depending on the outside temperature, it can become downright dangerous. To ensure that you are ready for the weather, follow some of these tips to know when your air conditioning is about to let you down.
- If your air conditioner suddenly stops running, for an outdoor unit, you will want to check your condenser (or the air handler if your unit is indoor). It could be as simple as being unplugged. You may be surprised how many people are embarrassed when they call a technician only to find out the unit had simply come unplugged.
- You may also want to check your breaker to see if it has tripped. If this is the case, resetting may correct the problem, but you will want to know what caused it to trip in the first place. You would be safer in calling a technician to do further troubleshooting (unless you are an electrician).
- Check your fan belt to ensure that it is properly secured. There shouldn’t be any slack in it. It shouldn’t appear to be damaged. If so, replace the belt. Better to replace the belt and err on the side of spending a little money than to spend a lot later on expensive repair.
- Check your filter to ensure that it isn’t clogged. Keep this checked at least twice a year to replace if replaceable, or clean if permanent.
Dean Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a team of professional technicians that does Knoxville AC repair. For over 13 years, they have been offering plumbing, heating and air conditioning solutions to residents in Knoxville, Tennessee and the surrounding areas. The company operates around the clock and offers major brands of air conditioners. If you are looking for technicians to come out and service your air conditioner, you can visit the company’s website at http://www.deanphc.com.