What Should You Do If Your A/C Goes Out This Summer?      

Aug 15, 2022 | A/C, Air Conditioner, LRF, LRF Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Summer, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks

Unpredictable events with your air conditioner may occur, even with regular maintenance and preventative care. Power outages are possible. Severe storms can sweep through. As a result, LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling believes that being prepared and having a plan in place in the event your A/C goes down this summer is the best approach. With temperatures recently soaring so high, you don’t want to be stuck in the heat. Continue reading for some pointers on how to resolve basic issues if your A/C went out unexpectedly this summer. 

If Your A/C Is Out, Did You Check the Thermostat?   

Dead or weak thermostat batteries are frequently the source of A/C problems. If you can’t recall when you last changed the battery in your thermostat, it’s probably time for a new set! When air conditioners start to act up, many people overlook the thermostat. So, if your own A/C is giving you trouble, be sure to check your thermostat’s battery life first thing.   

If Your A/C Is Out, Did You Check the Circuit Breaker?  

Have you considered checking the circuit breaker? You may not have noticed the switch turning, but it could have happened. It’s quite feasible that it flipped while you weren’t at home or during the night. The solution to your air conditioner problem could be as simple as flipping the same switch back to “on.”  

If Your A/C Is Out, Did You Check the Air Filter?  

If your A/C stops working, you should inspect the air filter to guarantee it is not clogged. When an air filter is left unchanged for longer than it should be and is not replaced, it can become clogged with dust, dirt, and other airborne particles, causing various system problems including short cycling. So, if your A/C continues to give trouble, check the air filter and replace it if necessary. 

If Your A/C Is Out, Did You Check the Compressor?  

Next, try checking the compressor outside. It’s critical to ensure that the component hasn’t been damaged in any way. If an outdoor element, like a large tree limb, falls onto the unit, or even little loose debris gets stuck in the fan blades, it’s possible that the compressor will require some repair work. So, if you discover anything like this, please contact us right away. You also want to listen for odd noises such as banging, clanking, or rumbling. This is another signal that you should contact an HVAC technician right away.  

If Your A/C Is Out, What Should You NOT Do?   

Please be aware that we are in the peak season of the year, so there are likely to be many others who are also suffering from the heat. However, it is essential to us that our clients’ comfort and well-being are not compromised. So, we will make every effort to get to your home as quickly as possible! But what should you NOT DO while you wait? 

First and foremost, we do not recommend using heat-generating appliances like your stove, dishwasher, or clothes dryer. These will just contribute to the growing heat in your home. We also suggest avoiding opening your freezer door in the hopes that the chilly air from inside might provide a little comfort. Unfortunately, we don’t think ruined groceries are worth the risk the tiny bit of cool air an open freezer may provide. 

Do you have a reputable heating and air conditioning company in your area that you trust? We at LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling would be delighted to serve you, your home, and your family. So, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us! Please, call (614) 837-4822 or clicking here to book an appointment online now.