If you’re experiencing issues with your air conditioner this summer, it’s important to contact a professional HVAC technician as soon as possible. If left untreated, air conditioner issues can cause more than discomfort—they can also lead to the development of serious health and safety concerns such as infestations of mold and mildew. Here are a few common air conditioner problems that you can inspect and fix on your own before calling a professional.

Clean Your Filters

A lot of air conditioner problems are caused by unclean air filters.These filters trap dirt particles as air passes through your air conditioning unit. Over time, these dirt particles can collect on filters, which can cause blockages and cause dirty air to recirculate through your home. If you notice a change in the air quality in your home, check your filters to see if they’re clean. If they’re dirty, they can be cleaned or replaced with new ones, which are available for purchase at most hardware stores.

Consider Power Interruptions

If you air conditioner stops working out of the blue, it could be a problem with your unit or a sign of a larger electrical issue. Check that your air conditioner hasn’t been switched off by accident. This may sound silly but you’d be surprised by the number of services calls we get from people whose air conditioners are simply turned off! Check other appliances to see if there’s a problem with the circuit breaker. If it seems like there’s a serious electrical issue, do not attempt to fix it yourself. Call a professional and wait to them to examine the issue to avoid any serious safety hazards.

If you’ve inspected your air conditioner yourself and the problem still eludes you, the professional technicians at R.J. Wiley can help diagnose and fix any issue you may be experiencing with your air conditioner. We also provide emergency service in case of a disastrous incident, and preventive maintenance so you can avoid any issues with your air conditioner in the future. For more information about our HVAC installation, repair and maintenance services, give us a call today at R.J. Wiley.