Air Conditioners are indispensable for staying cool in summers. So when suddenly your AC is not working properly, you get uncomfortable and upset. While the technical problems would require a professional, there are some troubleshooting that you may do on your own!
Try the following DIY AC troubleshooting tips the next time you’re having AC issues:
1. Set the thermostat properly
It is seen that sometimes the thermostat may be set to heat instead of air conditioning. You may forget to set the thermostat as the season changes. This may result in improper functioning of your AC unit. Ensure that the thermostat is set to air conditioning.
2. Place the thermostat correctly
Your thermostat should be placed at a shaded place where the temperature is regulated and not affected by the outside environment. Placing your thermostat next to the window may lead to temperature fluctuations which may hinder the proper functioning of your AC.
3. Replace the thermostat batteries
4. Change the air filters
Modern air conditioners are very sensitive to any dust or dirt settled on the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, then the airflow is restricted. Therefore, you must consider changing air filters.
5. Inspect the circuit breaker
6. Inspect the air vents
With AC, there may be some dust or dirt that got settled in the air vents leading to restricted airflow. Dirty air vents may be one of the reasons for the improper functioning of your AC. Cleaning the air vents could help you in solving your AC-related problems.
7. Problems with the Outdoor Unit
There are times when the air conditioning unit faces issues due to the outdoor unit. While changing the thermostat batteries or setting it properly are simple things, the serious issues of the air conditioner’s outdoor unit must be left to the professionals.
8. Noises coming from the AC
9. AC not installed properly
There are many ways of troubleshooting the AC system. If the issue is simple, you may try the tips mentioned above and fix the problem. However, if the AC has serious issues, it is better to leave it to professional experts.