With the weather heating up in Kansas City, our air conditioners are working full-time.
A large amount of AC repairs happen right when you turn them on the first time, but there are some things homeowners can do to avoid a service call. Here are a few of them:
Check and Replace Your Furnace Filter
A clogged air filter can block air flow, which makes your system work harder. This means it costs more in electricity to run your air conditioner.
Your air conditioning system also needs good air flow, so a clogged filter can actually disrupt it so much your AC coil may freeze. If you see ice forming near your air conditioner or near your refrigerant lines inside, check your filter first.
If it’s clogged, change the filter, let your system thaw out, and turn it on again.
Look At The Electrical Breaker For Your Air Conditioner
If your air conditioner doesn’t kick on in your KC area home, check the AC breaker in your electrical panel. It may have been accidentally turned off or switched off for a variety of reasons.
We’ve seen scenarios where a contractor turned it off to work on something completely different in your home. For example, a hardwood floor company may use that spot so they can run their floor sander when refinishing hardwood floors.
Check your breaker first before calling City Wide.
Change the Batteries in Your Thermostat
Most programmable thermostats have batteries that make them operate. If your cooling isn’t working one day, go look at your thermostat.
If the screen is blank, gently pry the thermostat off the wall, look at the back, and replace the batteries with fresh ones. This simple fix can avoid an air conditioning service call.
As always, if you are uncomfortable with any of these scenarios, just give City Wide a call. We are always happy to repair the air conditioner in your Kansas City area home!