Air Conditioner Problems


If your air conditioner is having problems, there are a few things you can do to try and fix them. These steps should help get your AC working again

Turn The Unit Off And Let It Thaw

Turn off the unit and let it thaw: Unplug your air conditioner from its power source, then unplug all other appliances in your home. This will keep them from drawing on power while they wait for you to finish cooling down your home.

Wait until the room has cooled down to below 80 degrees Fahrenheit before turning it on again (this could take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour). Use a thermometer or Fahrenheit/ Celsius conversion tool on your phone if necessary!

Check Your Thermostat And Make Sure It’s Set Properly

Check Your Thermostat And Make Sure It's Set Properly

Check your thermostat and make sure it’s set properly. The first thing to do is check if the thermostat is set to cool, warm, or just above zero.

If you’re using an old model AC unit that doesn’t have a digital display, then you’ll need to consult with an expert at a local hardware store who can help you with this step.

It is important that your AC unit has been adjusted correctly because there are many different types of heaters available today such as split systems which have separate fans for heating versus cooling purposes; however, they all require proper calibration before they’ll work properly without creating any issues down the road with regards to energy efficiency (EE).

Make Sure Your Vents Are Open; Close Them If They’re Closed

The first step to fixing your air conditioner is making sure that your vents are open. If you’re in a room with multiple vents, open all of them. If you’re in a room with one vent, open it up so that it flows nicely through the room and out into the hallway or another area where it’s needed most (e.g., your bedroom).

If there isn’t any ventilation in this area though—for example, if your house has been built before central A/C was invented—then we suggest opening up windows instead!

Clean Your Air Filter


The first thing you should do is check your air filter. If it’s dirty, clean it. If not, then you may need to replace it. If your AC unit has a HEPA filter (high-efficiency particulate air) or reusable filter and they are installed correctly in the system:

Cleaning is recommended every six months or so if they’re not getting clogged too often with dust from everyday life around the house like pets and humans living there who like to leave their shoes everywhere outside when they go out for an afternoon stroll around town – those things can get lodged into those little gaps between side panels where we live; then once those suckers get stuck in there good enough that no amount of scrubbing will get them out again.

Drop The Temperature A Few Degrees

If the temperature in your house is too high, turn down the thermostat. The AC will run longer and use more energy if you leave it set at 80 degrees when it’s supposed to be 75 degrees outside.

If you don’t have an AC unit and just want to cool off a room or two on hot days, open some windows and let them air out. This will help lower humidity levels so that condensation doesn’t build up inside your home!

If this isn’t enough for you (or if there’s an emergency), consider investing in an electric fan or portable AC unit like those sold by Electrolux at Home Depot (click here).

Turn On Your Ceiling Fans

If you’re feeling too hot, turn on your ceiling fans! They can help circulate air in your home and keep it cool or warm as needed.

In the summertime, having one or more fans running will help keep you cool by keeping out the direct sunlight. The same goes for winter—having one or more fans running will help keep out those cold drafts coming through your windows when it’s cold outside.

If You’re Having Air Conditioner Problems, Try These Fixes First To See If You Can Get It Running Again

If your air conditioner is running constantly, it could be a problem with the thermostat. If it’s not turning on and you know that your circuit breaker and/or thermostat are working properly, then you may have to replace them. If this isn’t enough to fix your problem, try these next steps:

Check for leaks around water pipes or vents that could be leaking into an attic or basement space where an AC unit might be located (you can check these areas with a small flashlight). Make sure no water is leaking into these areas before continuing on with other fixes below!

Look at any parts of the unit itself—for instance, check out all of its components for damage such as wear-and-tear from being used over time; also look for cracks in plastic parts like filters/covers etcetera which may cause dirt buildup over time when exposed too much oxygen/moisture inside their containers’ chambers without proper ventilation through holes within them (which causes corrosion).


It may be time for a new air conditioner. If you’re having problems with your existing unit, these troubleshooting tips may help you get it running again. If not, give us a call today! We’re happy to talk through all of your options and help make sure you get the right air conditioning solution for your home or office.

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