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How Do I Troubleshoot my Central AC System?

Your central air conditioning system is important during an Eden Prairie summer. You never realize this faster than when your air conditioner starts to act up a little. Your central air conditioning system is easily disrupted if one aspect of it runs into problems. This is because it’s really a network. There are so many different parts that could contribute to the problem. If you’re having issues, you can try…

  • Checking for a Dirty Filter
  • Checking Your Thermostat Settings
  • Checking Your Circuit Breaker
  • Checking Your Outdoor Unit
  • Checking Your Air Vents

You should make sure that each aspect of your system is in alignment. If you run through all of these pointers and still discover that you’re having troubles, then you can contact us for AC repair in Eden Prairie, CO.

Try These Tips

Make sure that you check all of these parts of your air conditioner before contacting one of our professionals. You might find yourself a solution or even narrow down the problem if you don’t:

Check for a Dirty Filter

Are you having these issues?

  • Trouble getting airflow to your vents
  • Ice on your refrigerant lines
  • Water leaking from your air conditioning lines
  • Inadequate cooling

These are all signs that you might have a dirty filter in your home.

Here’s how you can check your filter. Go over to where your filter is located, pop out the filter itself, and give it a good look. It should be white, clean, and pristine. If it’s grey or brown, dingy, dirty, and covered in lint, then you need to replace the filter. You should replace your filter at least once a season. It’s important to keep your system in top shape.

Check Your Thermostat Settings

Sometimes we think that we turn on our air conditioner at the start of the summer season, but we actually have our HVAC system still left in heating mode. This happens to the best of us. This is why it’s important to double-check your system before you call out a professional. This will make sure that you have the best service possible.

Check Your Circuit Breaker

Do you feel like you’re having trouble getting your air conditioner to turn on? This might be a problem that’s deeper than the air conditioner itself. It could actually be electrical. Run out to your circuit breaker and make sure that all the switches are in the “on” position.

Check Your Outdoor Unit

Are you experiencing:

  • High energy bills
  • Frequent repair problems
  • Warm air

All these problems can be attributed to problems with your outdoor unit. If it’s covered in dirt or littered with branches and debris, then it’s going to struggle to perform.

Check Your Air Vents

Problems like:

  • Your air conditioner struggling to perform
  • Water leaks
  • Higher air conditioning bills
  • Ice on your refrigerant lines

You’re going to need to check your home’s vents. All your vents should be clean and clear. Just take a walk through your home and inspect each vent. Make sure that nothing is blocking or obstructing it.

Contact Residential Heating and Air Conditioning for your central air conditioning services.

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