Check these and you may be
able to fix your air conditioning!
Check your air filter. If your filter is dirty, it is restricting the air to your system. It’s like placing a dirty rag over your face and trying to breath. Your HVAC system needs lots of good airflow to work properly.
Check your thermostat. If your thermostat isn’t lit up, it’s not getting power which means your system can’t run! Gently pull it off the wall and change the batteries. No batteries? See the next tip.
Check your breakers. When we say breaker, we mean in a few different places. At the breaker box and two others, near your indoor AND outdoor units (these are called disconnects). Be careful when checking these, it’s a lot of power going to your unit!
Check your drain. HVAC systems produce lots of water. Your drain starts at your indoor unit and drains outside (typically near your outdoor unit). First, go outside and see if it’s draining. If you see little or no water, go to your indoor unit. Look for the safety switch. It’s typically a white cap with a black wire that goes into your drain line. Gently lift up on the top of the safety switch. If you see water, your safety switch did its job and has shut down your system so it won’t overflow and ruin your ceiling or floor! To get your drain flowing again, take a wet/dry vac and hook it up to your drain outside and turn it on. Then, go back to your indoor unit and slowly pour water into the drain line to help “flush” your drain line, be careful not to let it overflow. Do this a few times until you hear the drain is clear. Unhook the vac and replace the safety switch. Your system should start back up within 10 minutes.
If these did not solve your problem, give us a call at 251.223.2010 and we’ll be happy to get you up and running again.