What Should You Do If Your A/C Goes Out This Summer?   

Aug 16, 2022 | A/C, Air Conditioner, Air Filter, Blog, Centerville, Cooling, OH, Ohio, Summer, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks

It’s no doubt that the Ohio heat is magnified around this time of year. Of course, these past couple of months have been no exception. The summer heat has been relentless! It’s safe to say that most of us would not make it throughout the season without a cool home to reside in and a well-functioning air conditioning system. So, what would happen if your air conditioning unit suddenly stopped working out of nowhere? As a homeowner, it’s likely you are practicing preventative maintenance and keeping your A/C in tip-top shape as best as possible. However, life can be tricky, and unpredictable situations surface every now and then. Therefore, at Centerville Heating & Cooling, we feel it’s best to stay prepared and have an idea of exactly what you should do if your A/C were to go out this summer. 

What Are a Few Things a Homeowner Should Do If the A/C Goes Out? 

Number one: Check your thermostat for battery life. The solution may be as simple as changing out your batteries for a set of fresh new ones. However, if everything seems to be in working order after inspecting the thermostat, move on to the circuit breaker next. This is an easy component to overlook, so this step is often forgotten. It’s likely that during the night or while you were away from home, the switch was flipped to the “off” position. So, be sure to double-check the breaker and confirm it is on. If that doesn’t fix the issue, try the next which is inspecting the outdoor compressor. You want to confirm it is still functioning properly. It should be running smoothly making its regular whirring-like sound as usual. If the unit is making a noise that is unfamiliar to you, you should call an HVAC professional as soon as you can. as you can. Centerville Heating & Cooling would be honored to serve you. 

What Are a Few Things a Homeowner Should NOT Do If the A/C Goes Out? 

Just as there is a list of things you should do, there is also a list of things you should not do as a homeowner if your A/C goes out. It’s important to be mindful of the following points. First off, keep in mind that performing a DIY repair is risky. Unless you are a licensed HVAC technician, you run the risk of damaging your unit and safety hazards occurring. Secondly, it’s good to be aware that heat-producing appliances like your stove will only contribute to raising the heat within your home faster. Finally, don’t open any of the external doors or windows. The last thing you want to do is the outdoor heat to enter your home faster. Also, a common misconception is that opening the freezer will assist in cooling the home down faster. Please, don’t try this as spoiled groceries are not worth the tiny fraction of cool air you may get from an opened freezer. 

Summer is hands-down the busiest time of year for us. We couldn’t appreciate our customers and your business more than we already do! Please, bear in mind there are many people dealing with air conditioner problems this season. So, while you’re understandably in a rush to get your A/C running again, please know that we’ll be there as soon as our schedule enables us to. We will always put our customers first as you are our priority. In addition, all our technicians are NATE-certified and will work endlessly until a resolution is found. So, what are you waiting for? Give Centerville Heating & Cooling a chance to show you our excellent customer service! Call (937) 353-1169, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here