Finding out at the last minute that your air conditioner isn’t working is a truly frustrating situation. Before you call for repair service, there are some things you can check yourself. Here are a few things to check that may just solve the problem. It is always best to look for the easiest solution first. To troubleshoot your system, follow the steps outlined below.

Check Your Thermostat

The first thing to check when your air conditioner is not working is to see that your thermostat is turned on and set to cool. In busy households with small children is very easy for this to get turned off. Little hands playing with the dials can easily turn it to the “off” position without anyone noticing.

Make Sure it is Plugged In

If your thermostat is working then the next thing you should check is to make sure that the system is plugged in. It might seem like a simple thing but it is often something that is overlooked. If the thermostat is turned on and is plugged in, then the next logical step would be to check your breaker box.

Check the Circuit Breaker

When you open the breaker box, look for any switches that are in the “reset or off” position. This is often the easiest way to find it if the writing inside the box is old and faded. Locate the switch for your air conditioner and switch it off and then back on, this should solve the problem. Now go back inside and check to see if it’s working.

Call for AC Repair

If you’ve followed all of the steps above and your air conditioner is still not working, it is time to call for AC repair. Your HVAC technician will do a thorough inspection to discover the cause of the problem. You will be advised as to whether your system can be repaired or if you need AC replacement.

In most cases, following the steps above will usually solve the problem. But if it doesn’t, contact your local AC repair company to schedule repair service.

Summers in Austin are too hot to spend even a minute without air conditioning. Contact ABA Heating and Cooling for AC repair and replacement. Our expert technicians will do an inspection on your current system and advise you whether you need AC repair or replacement. We can answer any questions you may have and install a new energy-saving central air conditioner to get you up and running in no time at all.