What Should You Do when Your AC Doesn't Cool

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What Should You Do when Your AC Doesn't Cool

Denver summers usually have pretty great weather. However, great weather does not mean the temperatures will stay cool and moderate all the time. Without a working AC, your Denver summers can be miserable and sweaty. Under normal circumstances your AC will cool properly. But when it stops working right, it can cost you more than just the repair bill. So what can you do when your cooler isn’t actually cooling? Here are a few tips to help you troubleshoot the problems.

  1. Check the filters. Depending on what type of system you use and the filters that are inside of them, you will need to replace them every 1-6 months. Most filters will not last any longer than 6 months. Can you remember the last time you replaced your filters? If not, that’s probably the reason your AC isn’t working right. If it still isn’t cooling after replacing the filters, it’s time to try something else.
  2. Check to make sure the power is on to your AC unit and everything sounds normal. You aren’t a repair technician, and you shouldn’t expect to know how to fix every problem. However, sometimes you can easily tell when only your HVAC fan is working and the AC is not. You will also be able to identify any strange noises. If any of those things occur when you try to turn it on, call for air conditioning repair.
  3. Get your vents and ducts cleaned. Even if your AC works well and you change the filters regularly, enough dirt and dust can collect in your vents that your AC won’t work as well as it should. If that’s the case, you are going to need professional help to clean your ducts.
  4. If after all of those problems your cooler still isn’t working right, you might need to get it repaired or replaced entirely.

If you aren’t sure what’s wrong with your AC, don’t hesitate to call for help. Trying to fix a problem on your own will usually end up costing your more than it would to get help in the first place.