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3 Troubleshooting Tips to Try Before Calling a Repairman

Heating & Cooling Tips

3 Troubleshooting Tips to Try Before Calling a RepairmanIt’s the middle of AC season in Kansas City. So what happens when your air conditioner can’t keep up with the heat? Don’t call an air conditioner company just yet. First, check these three elements of your system. At Jeremy Electrical, Heating & Cooling, we often see these common issues homeowners in KC encounter that have simple solutions. We don’t want to waste your time and money, so here is our checklist to avoid an unnecessary service call. If you’ve checked them all and your AC still doesn’t work, call Jeremy Electrical, Heating & Cooling and we’ll get you cool in no time.

Check the Thermostat Setting

We know it sounds silly, but sometimes it’s a simple matter of switching your thermostat from “heat” to “cool”. This is especially common at the beginning of the season but can also get bumped accidentally. Also, check to make sure the batteries in your thermostat are working. If the batteries die, it can’t tell the air conditioner to start running.

Check the Air Filter

We may sound like a broken record, but your air filter is very important. A dirty air filter prevents air from flowing and keeps your system from working efficiently. With some of today’s new high-efficiency air conditioners, a dirty filter can cause a complete shutdown of the AC. Replace the filter if it looks dirty.

Check the Evaporator Coil

Is the evaporator coil in your air conditioner dirty or frozen? Try cleaning your coil of dust and debris or frost. If it is frozen, make sure to turn the system off and let it thaw completely before turning it on again. If that doesn’t do the trick, call us for prompt, professional help.

Troubleshooting Other Problems

If your AC is running, but not cooling your home, you may have other problems. If the thermostat is set to the temperature you want, and your air filters are clean, you could be low on refrigerant. If you are low, that means your system has a leak. If you have an older system that uses Freon, replacing your Freon will be expensive because the federal government has banned the production of Freon and it is in high demand. Newer systems run on more environmentally friendly refrigerants that aren’t as expensive. If your AC is working but your utility bills are high, check out these top home energy saving tips for summer.

Call the professional technicians at Jeremy Heating and Cooling at (913) 375-0070. We can diagnose your problem quickly and give you your options for repair or replacement.