Tips to help keep your home warm this winter
- Do you have power to your home? Has there been a power outage in your area, or just your home? – If your air conditioner doesn’t come back on when the power does, check a few of the other items listed below:
- Check the thermostat – is it set to “cool”? If not, the fan may be running, but the house won’t cool down.
- Check the batteries the in thermostat. – Many service calls can be avoided if homeowners checked their thermostat before calling. Besides, who wants to pay $75.00 + tax for dead batteries in a thermostat?
- Check your air filter. – The simple task of changing your air filter(s) regularly will save you and your air conditioner a lot of unnecessary issues down the road.
- Check the breaker and/or disconnect to make sure there is power to the unit. If you are able to reset the breaker & the unit works, you just saved yourself a little cash. If you reset the breaker & it doesn’t come on it’s time to give us a call.
- Is your air conditioner running constantly but not cooling the house down to your desired temperature? Check to see if your air conditioner or evaporator coil has “frozen up”? If you can see that ice has formed on the indoor coil or outside unit, turn the thermostat to the “off” position & the fan to the “on” position. (Most of the time the fan is set to “auto”) By doing this, it will allow the equipment to thaw out. In the meantime, check your filter. If the filter is dirty or clogged that could be the problem. When the unit has restricted air flow your system will freeze up. If you have thawed the unit & changed your filter & your air conditioner “freezes up” again, it’s time to give us a call.
- Has anyone recently mowed or done any weed-eating around the outside unit? If so, check for broken or “cut” wires. Curious dogs are also often a cause of this issue.
- Have you had a Direct Cycling Unit (DCU) installed by Entergy? During the warmest months & warmest times of the day, these boxes will automatically reduce the amount your air conditioner runs, therefore you may notice your home not being as comfortable as you’d like.