DIY Air Conditioning Troubleshooting 101

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If your air conditioner is giving you trouble, there are a few things you can try before calling in the pros. We at DFW Properties wanted to present these suggestions from Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning with their top five do-it-yourself tips for quick air-conditioning troubleshooting.

Does the unit refuse to run? Check to see if the thermostat is powered on and operational. Try replacing the batteries first, and then call a professional if it will not power up.

Is the fan constantly running? There are two settings on the thermostat: on and auto. Auto should be the default setting for maximum efficiency, but the switch may have accidentally been switched to on causing the fan to perpetually run.

Is the cooling unit not getting power? Check the power switches by the indoor unit, and also check the circuit breaker to see if it is tripped. If it is, switch it off, back on and then wait about 15 minutes to see if the air conditioner powers up. If it does not, call a professional.

Are the pipes frozen? When ice begins to form around the piping, turn the unit off immediately. The entire system needs to thaw for at least 8 hours before performing any maintenance or having a service technician inspect the unit.

Should the old filter be thrown away? If the air filter is changed for the purpose of resolving an issue, hold on to the old filter in case a service technician is necessary. The old filter may actually serve as a great reference for the tech upon troubleshooting the system..

DFW Property manages properties in the entire Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. We offer three property management packages: SilverGold, and Platinum. Please click on the links to read more about each one, or check out our comparison page. Give us a call at 682-200-6700 if you have any questions.

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