Nobody likes to think about losing their air conditioning in the heat of the summer. Colorado can get brutally hot especially in Denver and on the plains even into late September, making people get their A/C repaired as soon as possible after it breaks down. Here is a quick checklist to know when to call your Denver HVAC company.
Sometimes problems with your air conditioner can be solved without having to call a professional. Before you make that call, make sure you check out these things first.
1. Check The Thermostat
One of the most common reasons why an air conditioner isn’t working properly is because the thermostat isn’t working. In many cases, the thermostat needs new batteries.
2. Check The Temperature
Most air conditioners have a default temperature setting that may or may not be cool enough for you and your family. Check to make sure that the temperature is set at what you want. It’s amazing how often this is the reason why air conditioners need to be “fixed.”
3. Make Sure All Electrical Equipment is Connected and Installed Properly
Many air conditioning repair professionals are called to homes only to reconnect a piece of electrical equipment that the homeowners could have connected themselves. Check to make sure that this isn’t the reason why your A/C isn’t working before calling anybody.
4. Clean Out or Change Your Air Filters
All HVAC systems have filters that capture dust and debris and keep it out of the home, making it cleaner and healthier overall. However, many people don’t realize that these filters need to be cleaned or replaced regularly. Dirty air filters can restrict the airflow from an air conditioner and make it appear that it isn’t working properly. Those who live alone with no pets and few visitors can go as long as 90 days without changing or cleaning their filters, while those who have children, pets or regular visitors should at least check their filters every month or so. Changing or cleaning the filters will help your air conditioner work more efficiently and improve the air quality in your home.
5. Check the Outdoor Unit
The main unit of a central air conditioning system is located outside the home, and because of this it can be damaged by debris and overgrown plants. Before you decide that this unit isn’t working properly, make sure that the vents aren’t being blocked by your backyard’s foliage. This means pruning back trees and bushes and checking for fallen branches and other debris after storms.
If you have competed the checklist and are still having A/C problems call Smith and Willis for all of your air conditioning repairs. We are the most reliable air conditioning repair company serving the Denver metro area from Longmont to Castle Rock!
By Frank Prestwood