On a hot summer day in Sylvania, Georgia, the last thing you need is an AC system that’s blowing warm air. For comfort and safety, this is an issue you’ll want to get to the bottom of right away. Here are a few things you can try to get your air conditioner functioning normally again:

Double-Check Your Thermostat Settings

Before prematurely concluding that you need an AC repair, check to make sure your thermostat is on the right setting. While it may seem self-evident, the unit should be set to “AC” and not to “Heat.” As strange as it seems, in today’s fast-paced, distraction-oriented world, it does happen.

Next, make sure the fan is set to “Auto” and not to “On.” It may be tempting to leave the fan running in your attempts to stay cool, but your AC system wasn’t designed to work that way. If the fan is blowing air between cooling cycles, this could be the cause of your problem.

Verify Whether Your Thermostat is Receiving Power

If your thermostat settings are correct, check the circuit breaker or fuse box that serves the unit and reset the breaker or replace the fuse if needed. If everything is in order here, the next step is to head outside to inspect the most-easily ignored component of your AC system: the condenser.

Troubleshoot Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

First, examine the unit for vegetation that might be restricting proper airflow and compromising the operation of your air conditioning system. Clear away any debris on or around the unit. Then check the fuse or circuit breaker that serves the outdoor unit to be sure electricity is being supplied. If you’ve cleaned the unit and see no power issues, test your system again to see if the problem has been solved. If so, great! If not, you may need to call in the professionals. Your AC refrigerant level could be low — a situation that definitely requires professional handling. Or your system may need repair.

Learn more on our AC Repair page. Then call Deal’s Heating & Air at (912) 226-1351 to schedule your air conditioning service.

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