If your air conditioning has suddenly stopped working or is not working as properly as it normally does, then you are probably going to want to all your air conditioning repair service. However, before you do this, there are a few things you may want to check first that can help you to fix whatever the problem may be right away and on your own. Here are three things to check:
The vents in your home should all be open. If the vents are not open, it can cause the AC to not function as it normally should. You may have a closed vent and not realize it, or you may have had a family member close the vent wanting it to be warmer in a specific room. You should never have a closed vent because your air conditioning unit is designed to cool the entire square footage of your home. If it is not doing this, then it's causing the AC to work harder, which can possibly lead it to becoming overworked.
The Air Filter:
The next thing to check would be the air filter. If the air filter is clogged, it is going to prevent air from getting into the cooling system, which then causes it to work too hard, as well as prevents it from cooling down your home altogether. By cleaning the air filter, you should immediately notice a change in the amount of time it takes your home to cool down.
Finally, be sure that you have checked the thermostat. There is a chance that someone in your home could have accidentally changed the settings. You may even want to turn it down a few degrees to what you normally have it set to in order to see if that makes a difference in how cool your home becomes. Continue to check the thermostat to see if the temperature in your home is changing quickly. If not, then you will probably need to call your air conditioning repair service.
By checking these three things before calling an air conditioning repair service, you can be sure that you don't end up calling the repair service for a simple problem that you could've fixed yourself in a short amount of time. Not only does this save yourself your own time, but also the repair service's time. Plus, you won't have to stay uncomfortably warm in your home for an extended period of time either.