Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Simple Questions to Ask Before Calling Your HVAC Professional

You likely rely heavily on your air conditioner this time of year. Having your HVAC system malfunction can be uncomfortable and even dangerous in the heat of the summer. Royal Heating & Air has you covered! The best HVAC repair company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help with some tips that you can try yourself if you notice your air conditioner is not working like it should.

Is your Electricity Working?

It's important to make sure you double-check that all electrical is working properly in your home. If there seems to be an issue on the electrical side, it may just be a temporary outage in your area.

Are your Vents Open?

Go around to every vent in your home and make sure they are all open. Restricting airflow can make it more difficult for your unit to properly cool your home in the hot summer months.  Try to avoid placing any large furniture or other items in front of a vent that may block proper air flow.

Is your Thermostat on?

Sometimes your AC unit is actually working fine and the thermostat is having issues. Try to change out the batteries in your thermostat. You can also turn your air down 5-10 degrees to see if your unit kicks on. These are both effective ways to diagnose if your thermostat is actually the problem - not your air conditioner. 

Have you Replaced the Filter?

Make sure the filter is clean and properly installed. It can be difficult for air to travel through a dirty filter and it can even cause your ac unit to run harder than it should. Royal Heating & Air suggests checking your filter every month and changing it as necessary. Pets in the home can cause buildup on your filter quicker than normal so it's best to change it even more often if you have furry friends around the home.

Is your AC Unit Clean?

If your unit is not functioning like it should, go outside and see if the area around the unit is clear. Remove any debris or weeds that may be blocking the air circulation. It's best to allow at least three feet of clear space around the AC unit. If your outdoor unit is clogged with dirt or other debris, carefully remove any debris. You can even wash your unit off with a garden hose to remove any debris that's stuck on the unit.

Call the Pros at Royal Heating & Air

After you've run through these questions & tried these simple tricks, it's time to call our AC repair company at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's best to have a repair done before your unit completely stops working that way you aren't suffering in the summer heat until we can make the repair. Royal Heating & Air is here to make you and your family comfortable in your home this summer!

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