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Do I Need To Call An AC Repair Company?

Do i need to call an ac repair company

The grass is green, the birds are singing, and the pool is calling your name. Actually, the pool is yelling loudly how much better you'd feel if you'd get out of that stuffy and unpleasant heat box you call home. When did it get so hot in here?

We're fortunate to live in a time of all sorts of amazing technology that makes life easier. We have control of many elements of our lives and don't have to work nearly as hard as our ancestors to simply survive. Technology is great...until it stops working.

Today's homes aren't designed to rely upon open windows and cross breezes to keep them cool. While insulation has improved over the years, we have become accustomed to cooling down with the help of AC, not waiting for a strong breeze to float through the house. So when your AC stops putting out cold air on a warm summer day, you're bound to get a little cranky.

Common AC Problems That You Can Fix

Before you have a figurative and literal meltdown, check for the following common problems that can make your AC call in sick for work before you call for AC repair.

  • Dirty air filter
  • Closed or blocked vents
  • Tripped circuit breaker
  • Thermostat malfunction (human error or otherwise)

Ideally, you should replace your air filter(s) once a month. Their job is to prevent dust, dirt, and debris from running through your AC. If they're doing their job, they are bound to get dirty. Once they've hit their threshold for holding dust dirty filters can actually cause problems like frozen evaporator coils, icy refrigerant lines, hot/cold spots, leaky AC, and low airflow from your vents.

Blocked vents may seem obvious, but sometimes furniture, curtains, drapes, and rugs are moved accidentally. Ensuring that air can flow easily through all of your vents is important to the overall effect of your AC. This includes making sure all vents are open - even the ones that are in less-used rooms as closed vents can lead to problems with your ductwork.

A tripped circuit breaker is an often overlooked but easily resolved issue. If the switch marked AC is tripped, push the breaker back to the ON position. Turn your AC back on, and wait to see if the breaker is tripped again. If it does trip, you'll need to call a professional.

Today's thermostats are easy to use and program. That doesn't mean they're infallible. They can be accidentally bumped by kids and adults alike. Many an AC repair person has arrived at a home and solved the cooling problem by switching the thermostat setting from heat to cool or vice versa.

AC And Heating Repair In Yorkville

If you've checked all of the common problems above, and you're still uncomfortable at home, don't fret. CTC Heating and Cooling provides excellent AC and heating repair services to Yorkville. Call 630-361-3681 today for Yorkville's most reliable and professional AC and heating repair from CTC Heating and Cooling.

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