|Check the circuit
breaker – The outdoor unit of your air conditioner has a 220 volt
circuit breaker (or pair of fuses) in your electrical panel and/or in a
panel outside adjacent to the outdoor unit. Be sure that this breaker
is set to “on” (if you have fuses, remove them carefully and have them
checked at your friendly local hardware store)
||Check for dirty filters – a dirty filter will not only keep
the air from circulating through your home properly, it can slow down
the blower motor, causing it to wear out prematurely. Slow airflow
caused by a dirty filter can also cause a freeze-up on the evaporator
coil within the furnace’s plenum.
||The thermostat – is the heat/cool switch set to “cool”? Set
the thermostat to the temperature you’d like to have your house.
Is the thermostat set to a number BELOW the current room temperature?
||Have you changed the thermostat’s batteries within the past
year? Most modern digital thermostats are powered by batteries, which
last about a year.
||Be aware – air conditioner systems usually have timing
circuitry. This keeps the compressor from being damaged by too
many “on-off” changes, which can cause part failure. So, if you
change a setting, for example, the thermostat temperature setting, or
turning a component on or off, the system may not react for up to 10
||The switch on the side of the furnace – looks like a light
switch – should be set to “on” (which, if installed properly,
points “up” when “on”.)
||The furnace blower has a spring switch that is pushed in
when the door is properly in place. It’s similar in appearance
and function to the light switch operated by your refrigerator
door. If the blower panel is not in place to properly hold down
this switch, neither the air conditioner nor furnace will be able to
||If your system is not cooling as much as it normally does, and the air is not blowing out of the registers as strong as it usually does, there is a chance that your evaporator coil has frozen up down inside your furnace. For more details on this type of ice blockage, and how you can sometimes reverse and prevent this blockage, click here,|
|If you’ve tried all of these steps and your
air conditioner is still not cooling your home, call us. We’ll be
glad to go over the procedures with you, and, if nothing else can be
done, we can schedule a service technician to come out to your house
and get you going. Call 24-hours: 414/778-4190
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