Air conditioning makes living through a Texas summer far more enjoyable. With relentless heat day after day for months on end, walking into an air-conditioned home is always a welcome relief – that is, until the AC stops working. Suddenly, you’ll be just as hot inside as you are outside, and there won’t be anywhere to turn for a break.
If this happens to you, it’s important to know what options you have to get the AC back up and running as soon as possible. Of course, you may need the help of a professional team to make that happen, so be sure to reach out to Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric right away for assistance. With decades of experience working on air conditioning systems in and around Dallas, you can trust Walker to get the cool air flowing once again.
Some Quick Troubleshooting
When you notice that cold air is no longer flowing in your house, you may rush to the conclusion your air conditioner broke down. And while that might be the case, it’s worth first considering some other possibilities:
- Check to make sure the vents are open in the room or rooms that seem not to be cooling. It’s possible some or all of the vents were closed and are now blocking your cool air from circulating around the house.
- Look closely at the settings on your thermostat. Is the system set to a higher temperature than you intended? Or maybe it is set for a schedule that has the system off for certain parts of the day? Take a moment to examine how your thermostat is set to make sure that isn’t the problem.
- If the system won’t run at all, visit your electrical panel to make sure the breaker hasn’t been tripped. Resetting a tripped breaker could potentially bring everything back to life.
These are some simple points you can easily check on without the help of an HVAC professional. If one of these happens to solve the problem, you’ll be back in business and you won’t have to worry about further steps. Of course, that might not be the case, in which case call on Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric for assistance.
Call for Professional Help
It’s best not to go any further into AC maintenance or repair work on your own once you have checked on the basics. The reason for this is simple – HVAC systems are very complicated and a trained professional should work on them. You could do more damage to your air conditioner by trying to fix it on your own, and you might even put yourself in a dangerous situation. There are plenty of things you can do around the house on a DIY basis, but air conditioning is something that needs to be left to the experts.
So, what will happen after you call in Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric for help? First, our team will assess the situation and figure out what is wrong. There are many possibilities here, so we’ll work through those potential issues one by one until we isolate the problem. If it turns out there is more than one potential fix to get your air conditioner working again, we’ll explain those options to you and help you make the right decision for your needs.
The Repair or Replace Dilemma
Often, the results of our investigation will reveal we can repair a unit, or replace it with a new unit. Facing this decision is tough for many homeowners, but you won’t have to make the choice alone. On the one hand, repairing your current air conditioner is likely to be more affordable, and will have your system up and running shortly. However, if the system is already on the older side, further breakdowns might be in the future, and the cost of those ongoing repairs could add up.
Facing that prospect, you may turn your attention toward simply replacing the unit and starting fresh. This includes a higher cost, obviously, but it also will give you something that is reliable, efficient, performs well, and includes warranty coverage. For homeowners with an air conditioner that has put in many years of faithful service, taking the replacement option might be the best bet.
It’s best to work on a solution as soon as your air conditioner stops working. Fortunately, a solution is only a phone call away. Get in touch with Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric today to discuss your situation and make an appointment. We look forward to serving you!