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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Breaks Down in Summer

You rely on your air conditioner to get you through the hottest months of summer, which is why it’s a shock to the system when it breaks down. It’s not uncommon to need AC repair in Apopka, FL during summer, especially with all the harsh weather we’ve had in these past few years. This is exactly what you need to do when your AC breaks down in the middle of summer.

First, Stay Calm

Don’t panic; it leads to poor judgment, like calling the wrong HVAC repair technicians or overpaying for services. Staying calm can be extra difficult, especially during a heat wave, but it’s the best way to approach the situation. Give yourself a moment to take a few deep breaths then move on to the next step.

See if a Circuit Flipped

Every now and again, your AC circuit flips. This could be due to power constraints on the energy grid you’re connected to. If you’re reading this in the middle of a heatwave, that’s more likely than you think.

If the circuit is flipped, you’ll see that your AC switch is the only switch or set of switches that aren’t facing the way every other switch is. Go around the house, turn off what you can such as lights and anything else drawing a lot of power, then flip your AC circuit back. It should come back on shortly.

This happens sometimes, but if it’s a frequent problem, it means there’s something wrong with the electrical circuits in your air conditioner, and an HVAC technician will need to take a look.

Change the Air Filter

Airflow problems can cause your AC to act odd or shut down prematurely. If your air filter is extremely dusty, the system isn’t getting enough air from the intake, and that’s impacting its performance. Try changing the filter and see if that does it.

See if Ice Is Building Up on the Outdoor Cabinet

Your temperature may be set too low, at least for the current heat and humidity. Your AC will actually freeze up and build ice on the outdoor cabinet. Here’s what you can do.

Turn your fan option to “ON” instead of “AUTO”, and make sure your AC is set to “OFF” and not “AUTO.” This puts the fan into action to pull that ice-cold air away from the cabinet as much as it possibly can. When you turn your AC back on, make sure the temperature isn’t as low as you have it set right now.

If Nothing Worked, Call for Repairs as Soon as Possible

It’s time to call for repairs, plain and simple. Some issues can’t be solved with a quick fix, and when that happens, we’re here to help. You’ve done everything you can, and now it’s time to let us handle the rest. We’ll restore your air conditioning as soon as possible, then after your AC fights to cool the air temperature, you’ll be back in your comfort zone in no time.

Contact English Air Inc. today to schedule your air conditioner repair before summer gets you down.

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