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What to Do When Your Air Conditioning Stops Working?

What to Do When Your Air Conditioning Stops Working?

We know at Fairway Heating & Cooling, LLC, that the worst thing during a debilitating summer afternoon is an air-conditioning unit that stopped working. Here is what you need to look for, check your vents, defrost the frozen unit, clean the filters and wash the outside vents. Make sure you look into each of these before you call our expert Tampa AC repair & installation team.

1. CHECK THE VENTS

If you notice that your AC unit is taking a long time to cool up one room than most house areas, the vents might be clogged with dirt. Your kid might have stuck clay or other tiny materials which blocks the cold air from coming out. The quick fix here is to unscrew the vents and wipe it clean.

2. DEFROST THE FROZEN UNIT

There are times when your AC is blowing air but not as cool as it should be. This happens when the unit is running for long and the evaporator coil starts to freeze. Remove the filter and check if there’s an icy build up. If so, set the unit to fan mode and allow the ice to thaw. Make sure that the surrounding parts of the coil are dust-free.

3. CLEAN THE FILTERS

Sometimes your AC is functioning well, but your filter is too dirty to let the cool air pass through. Remove it and hold it up to the sun’s direction. If the light isn’t passing through, it’s time for cleaning. It’s way faster to fix if you have a disposal filter which you can simply attach. But in any case, manual washing with water should do the trick. Make sure that it’s bone dry before putting back to the AC unit. If you’re in doubt, waiting for the AC repair Tampa, Florida is always an option.

4. WASH THE OUTSIDE VENTS

If you’ve tried all these indoor solutions and the AC is still not working, the outside vents might be the problem. Shut off the circuit breaker for the outdoor unit first before spraying the vent with water. If you’re worried about damaging the unit, use a bristled brush to remove the dirt and grime. In case this solution still didn’t work, seeking the help of an air conditioning installation Tampa would be advisable.

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