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Air Conditioning Repair Tip: What To Do if Your AC Breaks Down

When the heat really starts to rise this summer in Gaithersburg, there is nothing like sitting on your couch with the cold air conditioned air blowing over you. No matter how hot it gets outside, the right AC system will ensure your home stays cool and comfortable. However, few things could be worse than if your AC stops working and the cool air stops flowing.

Your air conditioning system breaking down is something you definitely want to avoid, but even the best maintained system occasionally needs repairs. If your air conditioning system does stop working, here are a few simple things that you should check:

  • Check the Power: Before you assume that there is something wrong with your system, make sure that your unit has power. A power surge or a tripped breaker can interrupt the electricity to your AC and prevent it from functioning. This is an easy fix unless your unit is repeatedly tripping the breaker, in which case you will need a professional to examine its electrical system.
  • Check the Air Filters: If you air conditioner has power but it not cooling your home effectively, it is probably a problem with the unit. Check your air filters – clogged filters can reduce efficiency and possibly cause icing, which prevent it from cooling your home. Issues with your ductwork can also cause uneven cooling, but you will need a professional to examine your system to determine the cause of the problem.
  • Call the Pros: If you have determined that your unit has power and clean filters but is still not working, then it is time to call in your HVAC contractor. Air conditioning systems are quite complicated, and a trained technician will be able to perform diagnostics to figure out the source of the issue and repair it quickly.  The best way to cut down on the number of emergency repairs your system needs is to schedule a maintenance visit for your AC every year.

A good air conditioning system can make a big difference in how comfortable your home is this summer. If you need air conditioning repair in Gaithersburg or the surrounding area, never hesitate to call Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating at 301-670-0034!