Coming home to crisp and cool air after a hot day in the sun is one of the best feelings in summer. The pros at Martens Plumbing & Heating are committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure you never lose that feeling. We’re sharing some of our favorite AC troubleshooting tips below—check them out, then call us at 262-363-7146 for more help.
Replace Your Air Filter
Many problems with airflow can be solved by simply swapping out your air filter. These handy devices help prevent airborne contaminants from flowing through your house. In the process, however, they get dirty, blocking air from flowing through ductwork, putting extra stress on your AC, and even causing your energy bills to skyrocket.
By changing your air filter every one to three months, you can ensure proper operation and better comfort.
Double Check Your Thermostat
Believe it or not, the wrong setting on your thermostat can prevent your central air from cooling your home. Check that the device is working—set it to “Cool” and turn down the temperature a few degrees. If the thermostat itself is blank or not working, it could just be a simple matter of replacing the batteries.
Open All Vents and Registers
Go around your house and make sure all vents and registers are open and unblocked. This goes for rooms you don’t often use, too—closing vents in these areas can actually cause your AC to work harder than normal to push air through them. Open registers promote proper airflow and comfort throughout the house and help ensure energy efficiency.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Regular air conditioner maintenance is one of the best troubleshooting techniques out there. This service:
- Cuts down on the need for AC repair
- Cleans and tunes your entire system
- Extends the system’s life
- Ensures all parts run exactly how they should
The experts at Martens Plumbing can help—we’re just a phone call away.
For More AC Troubleshooting Tips, Trust Martens Plumbing
If you’ve taken these central air troubleshooting steps and are still having issues, call our pros right away. With years of experience working with cooling systems of all kinds—including Bryant® units—our air conditioner repair expertise is second to none.