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The Three Things You Need to Know Before Calling for AC Repairs

When your air conditioner starts showing troubling symptoms or won’t turn on, naturally your first instinct is going to be to call for repairs, quickly. This is particularly true if you’re in the middle of one of the hottest days of summer. Our professionals are standing by and happy to assist. However, before you give us a call, be sure to read our pointers below about three things you can do beforehand, just in case a repair is not actually needed.

Check Your Circuit Breaker

Sometimes, your AC may trip your circuit breakers. This can be the sign of an issue with your electrical components, however many times it’s just a temporary problem, or the switch has been flipped by accident. Go to your circuit breaker and turn the switch into the on position and try running your AC again. Of course, if the issue repeats then it is time to call in a HVAC professional.

Change Your Air Filter

Is your air conditioner running, but not blowing out a sufficient amount of air? One reason this might be occurring is due to a dirty air filter. This air filter is designed to protect the inside components of your HVAC system, and if it becomes too clogged then it will keep air from coming into the unit. This reduces the system’s ability to cool the home properly. Be sure to change your air filter at least every 3 months. If you have excessive contaminants in your home, such as pet dander or cigarette smoke, then this should be increased to once a month.

Check Your Vents

Does one room seem to be warmer than the others? If a cooling issue is only affecting one room or area, then it might be that someone has blocked off one of the vents or closed it. We strongly recommend that you never close your vents or block them off, as this causes your AC to work harder than it should have to and will increase wear and tear.

If your checks have failed and you do in fact need air conditioning repairs in Albuquerque, NM, don’t hesitate to give Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration a call!

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