Avoiding an Unnecessary Service Call: Self-Diagnosis for Your Air Conditioning Unit

There's nothing worse than a hot day with no air conditioning. It's tempting to immediately call for a repair, but your solution may be easier than you think.

At Forquer Heating and Cooling, we're all about empowering our customers with knowledge. We encourage you to check a few common issues before picking up the phone for an HVAC technician. 

These include:

  • Furnace Filter: When was the last time you changed it? A clogged or dirty filter can impact your AC's performance significantly.
  • Thermostat Settings: Is your thermostat set to cooling mode and the temperature below room set point? Sometimes, the simplest issues are the easiest to overlook.
  • Battery Operated Thermostat: If your thermostat operates on batteries, it might be time for a change. A dead battery can often be mistaken for a broken AC unit.
  • Breakers: Check your breaker box. It’s rare, but sometimes the breaker connected to your AC might be off, perhaps due to an accidental bump or someone mistaking it for a different circuit.
  • Furnace Toggle Switch: Some furnace models have a light switch-like toggle near the furnace. Ensure that hasn't been accidentally switched off, especially if you have curious kids around!

Before you rush to call a repair technician, remember to check these straightforward, potential fixes. Sometimes, the problem isn't as significant as it seems and you can save both money and a bit of embarrassment!

However, if you have checked everything and your AC is still not working, don't hesitate to call us at Forquer Heating and Cooling. We're always here to ensure your home stays comfortable. Visit our website for more helpful tips on maintaining your heating and cooling units.

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