Pinpointing the problem and finishing your own AC repair in Port Clinton, Ohio, can appear like a lot of hassle.

But it doesn’t have to be. There are several quick fixes you can do without help that might help you avoid an AC service call.

When you’re facing air conditioning issues, follow this troubleshooting list before contacting a heating and cooling repair expert like Ohler & Holzhauer Inc..

Our experts are here at 419-465-8722 when you require professional help. We have emergency AC repair and work on most brands of central AC equipment.

If you need a modern air conditioner, we also provide AC installation.

When you’re talking with us, consider a regular AC maintenance plan that could help you stay away from future malfunctions. We can tell you when you should have air conditioner service.

Prepared to start diagnosing your equipment? Use our fast manual below. Many of these steps don’t need any mechanical expertise.

Air Conditioner Repair Checklist

1. AC Won’t Turn On

There can be several reasons why your air conditioner won’t run: an overloaded circuit breaker, incorrect thermostat settings, a turned off switch or a full condensate drain pan.

Overloaded Circuit Breaker

Your air conditioner won’t work when you have a blown breaker.

To determine if one has tripped, locate your house’s main electrical panel. You can spot this silver box on the wall in the basement, garage or closet.

  • Ensure your hands and feet are dry before you work on the panel or breakers.
  • Locate the breaker marked “AC” and confirm it’s in the “on” spot. If it’s tripped the breaker will be in the middle of the panel or “off” location.
  • Quickly shift the lever back to the “on” spot. If it instantly trips again, don’t touch it and contact us at 419-465-8722. A switch that keeps flipping could mean your residence has an electrical issue.

Wrong Thermostat Settings

If your thermostat isn’t giving a sign to your AC to work, it won’t switch on.

The main point is checking it’s switched to “cool” and not “heat.” Otherwise your AC will probably not switch on. Or you could get. heated air coming from vents because the heat is running instead.

If you rely on a digital thermostat:

  • Replace the batteries if the readout is empty. If the screen is showing scrambled letters, buy a new thermostat.
  • Ensure the proper option is showing. If you can’t change it, cancel it by lowering the temperature and hitting the “hold” button. This will force your AC to work if programming is incorrect.
  • Attempt to set the thermostat 5 degrees lower than the house’s temperature. Your AC won’t cool if the thermostat matches the room’s temperature.

Once your thermostat is adjusted accurately, you should receive cool air quickly.

If you have a smart thermostat, including ones manufactured by Nest, Ecobee, Lux, Honeywell or Bosch, look at the manufacturer’s website for troubleshooting. If it still won’t work, reach us at 419-465-8722 for assistance.