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What to do when the AC goes Out

March 16, 2018

During the hot Arkansas summer, the last thing you want to fail is your air conditioning. Bert Black offers fast, convenient service in Central Arkansas.

Here are a few things you can do when the air conditioning goes out in your home. While we’re at it, don’t forget to get social with us on our Facebook page! What are things you like to do outside when your AC goes out? 

1. Check the Power of your Air Conditioning. 

Checking the power to you air conditioning unit is the HVAC version of turning it off and turning it back on again. While you shouldn’t try to turn your unit off, catching a power issue is the easiest and most common fix. Get the power up and running, then let a technician know what happened to make sure the error doesn’t indicate a larger issue.

To check the power of your air conditioner, first check if the unit is receiving power. Any sign that it is running means it has power. If there is no power, check the circuit breaker. Is there power loss anywhere else in the home?

If your air conditioning unit is powered by gas, check and make sure your gas is turned on by your provider.

2. Check the Thermostat.

Another easy fix. Check your thermostat. Some thermostats run on batteries. When these batteries run out, the HVAC unit doesn’t know what to do. Also check the thermostat settings. If you are cooling down your home for the first time in a while, it might not be switched over to the “cool” setting.

Now that you’ve checked all the easy fixes to your malfunction air conditioning unit, power and thermostat settings, it is time to consider calling an HVAC technician. There are a few more things you can do to assess the situation, but Arkansas summers are no joke. If your air conditioner is in need of serious repair, it is better to know right away so you can get the issue fixed as soon as possible.

Bert Black offers fast and reliable service for all your air conditioning needs. The certified HVAC technicians at Bert Black are available for emergency service 24/7/365. So when the air conditioner goes out in the middle of the night, give us a call (501-228-9770) and we’ll be on our way.

3. Make a few Observations

Take a look at your air conditioning unit as best you can—outdoor and indoor. Look for any condensation or ice forming on the exterior of either unit. If you have a technician on the way, let the know if you observe anything unusual about your unit.

4. Check the Filter.

If your air conditioner unit is running, but not cooling the house, check the filter. It may need cleaning or replacing. You can also clean the outdoor compressor. Removing debris from the area.

An obvious reasons why your air conditioner might not be working is well…because the power is out! If that’s the case, check out this blog here to see what you can do when the power goes out.