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Get Your Air Conditioner Working Again

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When it’s hot out, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to quit working. Fortunately, there are a few quick fixes you can try before scheduling service.

Change Your Furnace’s Filter

Heating and cooling professionals recommend replacing the air filter in your furnace every 30 to 60 days during the winter AND summer. The cool air for your air conditioner goes through the same filter as the warm air in the winter. That’s why it’s even more important to ensure that air filter is clean when it’s hot outside. Here are simple instructions.

Check the Batteries in Your Thermostat

Most homes today have programmable thermostats with electronic displays. When the batteries in these units run low, it can cause your cooling system to operate erratically. Changing the battery on a regular basis can prevent your system from failing when it’s most inconvenient. For more information, click here.

Resetting the Breaker in Your Electric Panel

If the electric breaker that operates your air conditioner has tripped, a quick reset can restore your system within minutes. Check your main electric panel to see if any breakers have tripped and reset those breakers.

Clean Your Air Conditioner’s Condensate Line

Are you seeing water around your air conditioner or furnace in the summer? If so, you probably need to clean your air conditioner’s condensate line. Your air conditioner takes the moisture from the air and sends it to your home’s drain. Over time, that line can get clogged and cleaning it should be part of your home’s annual maintenance. The process is simple and outlined here.