By Tzvi Lefkowitz
In the heat of the summer, all the HVAC companies are swamped, and it can take days or even weeks to get a technician to come to your home. This article will give you some quick tips on how you can possibly save yourself waiting and paying for a technician as well as when it’s critical to get one.
These issues you can try to fix yourself:
PROBLEM: THE A/C WON’T TURN ON
*Check that the system is plugged in
*Replace the batteries in the remote
*Listen to ensure that the unit beeps when you change a setting on the remote – if not, the remote may be malfunctioning
*Reset the circuit breaker
*Make sure the Shabbat timer is set to “on”
PROBLEM: A/C IS NOT COOLING
*Make sure filters are clean
*Set thermostat to 16 degrees and make sure the unit beeps
*Check each vent to make sure it’s open and not blocked
*Check the outdoor unit to see if anything is blocking it
These issues require a technician, but are not urgent:
*Your electric bills are higher than usual
*Your A/C stays on too long
These issues you must shut down the system and call a technician:
*The system is making a strange sound you have never heard before or if the sound clearly indicates
*The system is triggering the breaker off more than once
*The unit is leaking
Often the aforementioned problems are caused by the buildup of dirt and dust on the coil during normal operation of your air conditioner. It’s best to have your system inspected, cleaned and maintained every year.
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