July 14, 2022 Uncategorized

During the hottest parts of the year, your air conditioner becomes the most important piece of equipment in your home. But sometimes, just like any other appliance, it may experience difficulties and cause you discomfort. In such cases, calling a professional is the right thing to do. However, there are days when they are occupied and couldn’t attend to your needs right away. What do you do then? Let’s talk about it.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted HVAC company in Maple Grove MN. We have teams of NATE-certified, seasoned cooling experts that have been helping homeowners restore the comfort in their abodes.

Here are easy things you can do while waiting for the pro to come.

Check your filters.

This may sound like a no-brainer, but countless service calls should have been avoided if the caller took some time to check the filter.

When a filter is clogged, the system’s airflow is compromised, causing the internal components to work harder than usual. As a result, your HVAC system will exhibit a subpar performance and unusually loud sounds. It also fails to reach your desired temperature, causing you to crank up the thermostat.

When neglected, an air filter covered in dust or dirt can lead to overheating, potentially damaging some essential parts, i.e., a heat exchanger in a furnace.

Open the filter cover and clean or replace the filter (depending on the model). Most of the time, cleaning a filter fixes the problem and brings back your comfort.

Check your circuit breaker.

As one of the biggest energy-consuming appliances in your home, your air conditioner should have its own breaker. When it fails to turn on, this is one of the first things you can inspect. The breaker might have tripped and caused the unit to fail to start. This can happen, especially when there are multiple appliances working at the same time. By checking the breaker and making sure it is set to the “ON” position, you can save yourself a ton of frustration, disappointment, embarrassment—and money.

Check your thermostat.

Sometimes, it is the thermostat that’s causing you trouble. If your HVAC system fails to start, the thermostat is perhaps malfunctioning. Check the battery and replace them with fresh ones. This should quickly fix the issue and enable the thermostat to turn the HVAC system back on.

In case the room temperature never reaches the thermostat setting, inspect the inside of the thermostat and look for grime and dirt. These particles can cause inconsistencies between the temperature inside and outside the house. Clean the thermostat with a soft brush and see if the problem is resolved.

It is also possible for the thermostat to not work if it is placed in a location close to a heat source or direct sunlight. Try to relocate the thermostat. This should help get it back up and running.

Thaw the ice.

If your AC does not cool your home, it can be due to frozen coils. The easiest thing to do to make the unit cool your home properly is to melt the ice. To do this, you need to turn the system off and only run the fan to speed up the melting. You can also turn the system off completely and let the ice melt on its own—but it will take longer to do so.

Check the indoor and outdoor switches.

Some HVAC systems have both switches next to the indoor air handler and the outdoor unit. One of these switches was probably accidentally hit. Before calling a technician and paying for a service call, make sure the controls are all set to “ON.”

Call the Cooling Gurus

With these simple tips, you can even save yourself a service call and all the inconveniences that come with it. But if the problem is a little too complicated for you, or if you don’t have the right tools for the task, be sure to call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. Our teams of qualified technicians will restore the cool in your home in no time. Give us a call and we’ll be there swiftly. For over 40 years, we have been your reliable Plymouth AC repair company. Talk to you soon!