If you live in Winnipeg you can appreciate how important it can be to have a reliable working Central Air Conditioner. This of course quickly comes to mind when something isn’t quite right and your home becomes an uncomfortable space for your family.
Follow these 5 easy steps that can save you time, money and the hassle of an Air Conditioner that doesn’t work.
- Is your thermostat set in the “cool” position? And is the temperature setting on the thermostat set lower than the thermostat’s indoor temperature?
- If you have a digital thermostat, can you see the snowflake or cool icon clearly and are the batteries good? When was the last time they were replaced? If you are not sure, replace them.
- Is the power turned on to the Air Conditioner? Check your fuse or breaker panel to see if the circuit is on. The outdoor unit (condenser) may have a service switch that should also be in the on position.
- Is the power turned on for your furnace? At the thermostat, turn the fan to “ON.” The fan should run when power is being supplied to furnace. If the fan does not run, the power may not be getting to the furnace. Is the circuit breaker on or is the fuse at the panel box good? Is the service switch for the furnace in the “on” position?
- Have you changed your filter? A blocked filter can cause your air conditioner to freeze up and shut down due to lack of proper airflow.
Are the air registers (supply or return ducts) blocked or plugged?
If the Furnace fan and outdoor unit seem to be running and there is no air coming out of the vents, the system is likely iced up and will need to be turned off for a few hours.
BONUS: The 3 main reasons that your Central Air Conditioner can freeze up are:
- Restricted or no air flow through furnace
- Temperature set too low (20ᵒc should be lowest setting)
- Low on Refrigerant ( system has a leak )
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NOTE: The servicing of Central air Conditioning Systems by an un-qualified person can lead to costly problems, health risks and safety hazards. Tradesman Mechanical technicians have the knowledge, training and test equipment to properly service your Furnace and Air Conditioner.
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