AC Broken? 3 Steps to Take Before Calling Sea Coast Air Conditioning
Before calling us for expert AC repair service, follow these tips to save money. These 3 steps may help you identify the issue that is causing your air conditioner to malfunction and save you some bucks while you're at it.
Having a broken AC in Florida when it’s hot outside is stressful. Between having to schedule the AC repair around your busy schedule and pay for the service, a non-functional air conditioner can turn into a major headache - but it doesn’t always have to be that way.
Before you call us, there are steps you can take to remedy the situation while avoiding repair costs. Below you’ll find 3 steps to take before calling for HVAC repair.
Hopefully, these easy to follow tips can help you fix your AC and avoid adding any unnecessary stress to your life.
1. Take a Closer Look at the Thermostat.
- Make sure your thermostat is set to cool, not heat. Sometimes this can get switched by accident.
- Some thermostats use batteries. If your thermostat appears dead, take it off the wall and replace the batteries.
- Be aware of the outdoor temperatures. If the temperatures outside are extremely hot, your older AC may not be able to cool your home as efficiently as it once did. This doesn’t mean your AC is broken. You may just need to supplement your AC by using fans or call the experts at Sea Coast Air Conditioning for advice specific to your individual situation.
2. Do a Quick Electrical Check.
- Start with the basics. Make sure there’s not a power outage in your area before calling for HVAC repair.
- Check the circuit breaker box. If the breaker for your HVAC unit has tripped, reset it and see if your AC starts working again. If the circuit continues to trip, then there is a safety problem—call Sea Coast Air Conditioning immediately at 772-466-2400.
- Check the on/off switches. Some units have an on/off switch near the indoor air unit and a switch near the outdoor condensing unit. These outdoor breakers can sometimes trip and be the source of your issues.
3. Assess the AC System Itself.
- Check your air filters. If the air filters are dirty, your air conditioning unit may have difficulty circulating cool air which dissipates the heat and humidity in your home.
- Check the AC condensate drain line and drain pan. If the drain pan or the emergency shut off switch have water in them then the odds are there is a clog in the drain line.
- Check the air vents. Sometimes AC vents get covered up, especially after moving furniture. If one or more of these vents is covered, it can have a negative affect on your AC’s ability to circulate air in your home.
If your air conditioner is still not working after you’ve gone through these 3 steps, call a reliable HVAC company like Sea Coast Air Conditioning to help you find and fix the problem. Air conditioner repair doesn’t have to be a pain. Sometimes you just need to find the right people for the job.
For those in the Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie, Stuart, Palm City, Vero Beach or Sebastian area looking for a dependable HVAC company, look no further than Sea Coast Air Conditioning. With an A+ from the Better Business Bureau, Sea Coast Air Conditioning is a premiere heating and air condition service company that strives to satisfy customer needs. But don't take our word for it - just look at our Google Reviews for proof!