Top Reasons Your AC Might Not be Working
You’ve been traveling for the past five days. And while you certainly don’t mind traveling for work, this trip has been a doozy.
First, something triggered the fire alarm at your hotel last night—and you (and all the hotel’s other guest) were stuck standing outside for an hour at 2am. That’s how your day started.
Due to all this chaos, you were late getting to the airport— which turned out to be fine, because when you got to the gate, you found out your flight was delayed by two hours.
So you decided to get something to eat—which also turned out to be its own special disaster because the server spilled your lunch on your lap.
And just when you thought your day couldn’t get any worse, when you finally got back to Colorado, the airline informed you your luggage was still “in transit” and you should get it delivered to you in the next 24 hours.
At this point all you can thing about is getting home, kicking your shoes off and sitting down. It’s hot outside today and you’re not sure if you can deal with any more speed bumps.
Yet when you walk through the front door, you notice something is amiss.
The AC isn’t working.
Today, of all days. It decided to quit.
Top reasons you may be having this problem
First, if you’ve been reading some of our previous blogs you may have noticed we tend to spend a lot of time talking about the importance of swapping out your AC filters.
If you can’t remember the last time you did this, start there. Remember, the filter’s job is to remove contaminants from the air inside your home; when the filter becomes clogged and dirty, air won’t be able to pass through it.
(This is why we recommend checking your filter on a monthly basis.) If your filter looks like it hasn’t been changed since before your one-year-old child was born, swap the filter and see if that fixes the problem.
If not, you’ll want to contact an experienced HVAC technician right away.
Second, you’ll want to ask yourself the last time you had a HVAC tech come to your home to perform routine maintenance on your system. If you haven’t ever done this, or you haven’t had someone out in years, this could also be the root of your AC’s problem.
When a HVAC system isn’t maintained properly, the motor will need to work harder. When this happens, it may wind up tripping the circuit breaker.
If your central AC unit isn’t working as it should be, give us a call today at 970-663-6575 to schedule a time for one of our technicians to come to your home. We provide 24-hour emergency service and we can even help you at night, on weekends and/or on holidays.