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AC Not Working Properly? Try These Tips before Calling for Service
The summer heat is here – is your cooling system up for the challenge?
If your central air conditioner doesn’t work – or doesn’t work the way it should – don’t worry: Bottini will be there for you. But before you contact us for A/C service, it pays to do a little troubleshooting first: sometimes you can handle the problem yourself without paying for a service call.
Here are a few things to check:
If your AC system doesn’t start at all:
Ensure that your thermostat is:
Set for “air conditioning,” “cool,” or “fan”
Set for at least 5 degrees cooler than your current room temperature.
Make sure your circuit breakers haven’t been tripped.
A circuit breaker shuts off (“trips”) to prevent circuit overload, which can cause a fire. Reset the breaker and try the system again.
Make sure all power switches that affect the air conditioner are turned on.
Find any switches inside and outside your home that might affect your A/C’s operation; make sure they’re in the “on” position.