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Steps to Follow Before Calling for AC Service

Steps to Follow Before Calling for AC Service
With these 90+ degree temperatures that we’ve been experiencing this summer in Port Orange, Florida, it would be hard not to notice if your air conditioning system was not functioning as it should.

Hopefully, you’ve been having routine maintenance performed on your HVAC system by a professional service technician and you’ve been changing your air filter on a regular basis. Neglecting to proactively take both of these steps will likely lead to service calls and costly repairs.

When your air conditioning system does not appear to be functioning as it should, it’s possible that it could be a simple fix. With that being said, here are a few steps that you can follow before placing a service call to your Port Orange, Florida HVAC company:

1. Check the vents around your home.
It’s possible that a vent is not completely open or is covered up by furniture or a rug. In this scenario, you’ll want to immediately correct this issue to allow cool air to flow throughout your home again. By not addressing this issue, you run the risk of too much air pressure building up, which will ultimately cause a leak.

2. Confirm that the thermostat has been set properly.
There may be a chance that someone in your household has changed the settings without you knowing. There’s even the possibility that someone unknowingly rubbed up against the thermostat and changed the temperature. You could also find that the overall temperature problem inside your home is due to the thermostat itself, such as if it needs new batteries.

3. Check to see if the circuit breaker has been tripped.
There is a chance that the circuit breaker that leads to your air conditioning system has been tripped due to an unexpected power surge. You can test this theory to see if this is the case by resetting the switch in the breaker box and then running the system for approximately 10 to 15 minutes to see if the circuit breaker trips again. If the switch triggers again, it’s time to make a service call to your HVAC technician.

If you take the time to follow these 3 steps and are still experiencing an issue with your air conditioning system, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your HVAC technician for further troubleshooting.

Our experienced team at East Coast Heating & Air Conditioning in Port Orange, Florida is standing by to help you with any of your service needs. Please give us a call today to get your appointment scheduled.

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