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Dec 10

Whew! It’s Hot in Here

Posted by Wayne Romanchuk on Thursday, December 10, 2015

check the thermostate

Has this ever happened to you? Your home is crisp, cool, and comfortable when you leave for work, school, run errands, or even go for a nice long walk. When you return it’s hot, humid, and unbearable. Before you reach for the phone to Google an A/C repair company, here are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the unit.

air conditioner breaker box

These are the top three things that can be done before you call an A/C repair company.

  1. First, check your thermostat. Sometimes a power surge can reset the thermostat. Turn the unit off and on, or lower the temp. If the unit comes back on, fantastic. If not, try the next step. 

  2. Second, check the breaker box.  Not sure what the breaker box is, here’s a quick picture. Make sure the switch is in the on position. If not, flip it on. what happens if the breaker is on and the unit still doesn’t work? Try the next step. 

  3. Third, check the drainage hose.air conditioner drainage hose A clogged hose can disrupt the flow of power to the unit. Think of it like a clogged sink. Nothing goes in and nothing goes out. You can “plunge” the clog by using the hose from a Wet/Dry Vac.

  4. Two more items that can be checked are the filters and the dehumidstat. Dirty filters lead to poor air flow and costs more money to run because the unit has to work harder to produce cooler air.

  5. The last item that you can check is assuring that the dehumidistat setting is in the “on” position.

If all the steps have been tried and the air conditioning unit is unsuccessful, give LPAC Services a call. If LPAC can’t fix your unit, they’ll buy it from you. They are a company with over 25 years experience with several accolades and many customer service awards. LPAC services Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, Northport and surrounding areas.

LPAC Services has plans to that work with your budget. Give them a call today. LPAC Services is a company with over 25 years experience with several accolades and many customer service awards. LPAC services Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, Northport and surrounding areas.