The summer is right around the corner, so if your air conditioner in Lawrenceville is not blowing enough cool air it is time to perform this quick diagnosis to see what’s wrong. Always start with the obvious – make sure your air conditioner is on by checking the thermostat is asking for cool, and the desired temperature is at least 5 degrees cooler than the temperature inside. The next simple test is to make sure that electricity is getting to the unit. Check that the service switches are in the ON position, and that nothing has tripped the circuit breaker. Your air conditioning could have been automatically turned off because a built in fail-safe. Some of these problems include if the blower compartment door is not shut properly, or the electric motor is overheated. It is best to determine why your air conditioner is being forced off before trying put it back on.
If you go through all of the straightforward fixes above, and you are still not receiving cool air you might need to contact us for air conditioning repair.
If you would like to continue to diagnose the issue yourself, here are a few other issues that could be causing your cooling system to malfunction. When working on your AC unit it is important to make sure it is off so it does not turn on while your hands are inside it. First try checking the air filter for dirt and debris. If it has been more than a few months since you changed out the filter dirt and debris could be blocking adequate air from entering the air handler. Try dusting off the condensing coil, and making sure that nothing is blocking it.
The next place to look is your duct system. Make sure that the vents are in the open position. Make sure that nothing is blocking the airflow out of the vent like furniture or plants. Check for dirt stains around the duct vents, this could be an indication that there is a lot of dust in the ducts. If there is too much dust or debris in your ducts airflow will be restricted.
Anything beyond these quick checkups you will most likely need to call Heritage Air and Heat for further assistance. If you perform the quick maintenance tasks above on a regular basis you will improve the performance of your Lawrenceville cooling system and avoid extensive repairs in the future.