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DIY Air Conditioner Repairs

Posted On: May 13, 2015

Is your AC not keeping your home as cool as it should or used to? Or is it running but not cooling? These are common AC problems that our techs face on a daily basis. It could very well be an easy fix that you could do yourself—or, it may be something more serious, requiring professional help. Here is a list of common AC issues from the NATE-certified technicians at Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating in Ogden, Utah that you can troubleshoot on your own. For all other issues, it is best to contact the professionals.

If you are in need of emergency or next day AC repair, call Mountain Air today at (801) 416-2215(801) 416-2215!

Common AC Issues

When your air conditioner isn’t running properly, your first instinct is to try and fix the problem yourself. While the problem could be an easy fix, it is always important and safe, to have a professional air conditioner technician check out the problem. There are a few “simple” things you can do to troubleshoot your air conditioning problem that are also safe. Before you call a professional, check the following:

Thermostat settings –Many homeowners contact a repair technician when the AC doesn’t engage, only to find out that the thermostat was set for heat, or turned to off. You can easily forget to switch the setting on your thermostat and grumbling can turn to panic when your air conditioner refuses to engage.

Thermostat battery – Most Programmable thermostats require batteries. When the battery is dead, the thermostat is unable to operate, causing concern for homeowners. Double-check your thermostat to make sure your battery is fresh. If you need to replace the battery, refer to your user guide to ensure you replace it properly.

Dirt and debris – If the cold Utah winter had you stuck inside, it’s likely dust and debris collected in different areas of your home. Your AC unit collects dust and debris as well. Make sure you change your AC filter every 2-3 months. A clogged AC filter can make your air conditioner work overtime, and it may overheat.

Blocked drainage tubes – If you see water pooling around your central air conditioning unit, it may be an indication of a blocked drainage tube. When a drainage tube is blocked, water can back up into the drain pan and cause your unit to shut off, as a safety measure, or work intermittently. Debris, ice, and even algae, have been known to cause a clog in the AC hose. If you ignore the problem, the issue will only worsen.

AC Repair Services in Ogden, Utah

As with any home appliance, maintenance is key to keeping your air conditioner in great working order. The heating and cooling experts at Mountain Air provide AC inspections and maintenance for your home’s system. It is important to have a professional inspect your unit to ensure small problems get fixed before they turn into larger, more expensive repairs. Call Mountain Air today for all of your air conditioning repair needs—(801) 416-2215(801) 416-2215!