Nothing is more frustrating in the heat of the summer than clicking on your air conditioner and finding that it won’t work! While this can be a sign of a more serious problem, this isn’t always the case. Here are a few simple things that you can try before you call in the experts at Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.

  • Check Your Thermostat – Double check that the temperature is set correctly, there are no timers or automatic controls that override your selection and that your thermostat is registering the ambient temperature correctly. It may be worth “resetting” your thermostat too. Check out your manual or manufacturer’s website for information on doing this simple task.
  • Change Your Filter – A clogged HVAC filter can overwork your system and lead to shut down. Change your filter at least every six weeks for best results.

  • Make Sure the Breaker Hasn’t Tripped – Tripped breakers are common in older homes, especially during summer when the AC is running at full blast. If you have this problem regularly, it may be time for an electrician to update your wiring. Note: if your breakers trip and you don’t know why, call an electrician immediately!
  • Look at Your Outdoor Unit – Some outdoor units have power switches nearby. If this has been accidentally turned off, it can keep your system from functioning.

If you’ve tried these simple steps and still find your AC doesn’t work, it may be time to call a professional. Reach out to us at Affordable Service by phone at 505-891-8907 or visit our website today. We look forward to working with you!

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