Things to check before scheduling an Austin emergency AC repair
Emergency repairs are inconvenient and unexpected. While in most cases it is necessary to call a professional technician to service your equipment, there are some simple items to check before contacting your Comfort Team for that emergency AC repair.
My Air Conditioning Unit Does Not Run…
Check the circuit breaker. A tripped breaker will keep your unit from operating.
Check your fuses. A blown fuse can be checked with an ohm meter or you can take them to a hardware store and they will check them.
Make sure your thermostat is set to cooling and the setpoint is below the temperature in the space.
Check your filter. A plugged/dirty filter can prevent airflow across your indoor coil and can damage your unit. Changing your filters on a monthly basis will prolong system life, reduce your energy consumption and lessen the chance of a breakdown.
My AC unit seems to run all day or does not keep my house cool…
Check your filter. A plugged filter can reduce airflow across your coil causing a variety of issues from low air flow, to blowing warm air, to unit not working.
Make sure your outdoor section is free of debris or blockage. The condensing section needs free flowing air in order to function properly.
My Air Conditioner compressor needs to be replaced…
Things to consider before replacing a compressor.
#1 A compressor change out is the most costly repair for an HVAC unit. If your system is reaching the end of its life, 8 to 10 years, the energy savings and warranty with a new high efficiency system may be a better investment.
#2 Why did the compressor fail prematurely? Most compressor failures are caused by improper installation practices, poor airflow or lack of routine maintenance. If you replace a compressor without determining the cause of failure and addressing the issue, chances are you will experience another failure in addition to the unit not achieving the efficiency it is capable of.
These are a few of the examples of items you can check before scheduling a Austin emergency AC repair. If none of the above resolved your issue and you need your Air Conditioner repaired yesterday, then definitely call us at (512) 887-4333 for immediate emergency AC Repair.