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Air Conditioner Tips From The Pros

Your home's HVAC system plays a vital role every day in keeping us comfortable from the hot or cold elements outside. When your system fails, there isn't a whole lot of time to act, especially during the summer months. In this guide, we will go over some of the most basic problems homeowners deal with and some solutions to try before calling the professionals.

A/C Troubleshooting Guide

  • Check Circuit Breakers: Sometimes, a unit won't correctly turn on because of a simple flip of a circuit. There can be numerous reasons why a circuit breaker would trip.

  • Change Filters: One of the most neglected and straightforward at-home maintenance that can be performed is regular filter changes.

  • Analyze Thermostat: It would surprise you to learn that sometimes a system failure could be as simple as adjusting the thermostat settings or replacing the batteries.

  • Check Vents: When air vents become dirty and clogged, they can prevent airflow. This can cause improper air balancing, also forcing the system to work harder, puts strain on the unit.

  • Clean Unit: In general, it is a good idea to get in the habit of cleaning your outside unit. With a water hose and a gentle spray, you can completely clean the outside of your AC system. Dirt, grass, and other grime will build up, causing strain, much like a dirty air filter.

Should I Contact an HVAC Professional?

After you've exhausted the suggestions listed above, now might be the right time to call your local HVAC contractor. Although there are many instances where a homeowner can work through minor problems, some issues are better left for trained professionals.

  • Don't Attempt To Fix An Outdoor Unit: The last thing you need after dealing with a faulty HVAC system is that unit's warranty to become void. Not fixing an outdoor unit correctly can cause further problems for the system. Most importantly, it can make your warranty useless, which will cost more money to replace than hiring a pro to repair the problem.

  • Weird Loud Noises: If you are hearing loud noises coming from your air conditioning unit or vents, call an HVAC company immediately. Do not attempt to fix these issues on your own.

Lyons Heating & Air is your #1 HVAC technician located in Rockwall, Texas serving surrounding areas like Wylie, Greenville, Heath, Forney, and more. If you suspect your A/C is going out and need repairs, our team is on-call and ready to help. Pick up the phone today and call your local AC professionals!

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