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An air conditioner that isn’t working properly can be a cause for concern, but it shouldn’t make you panic. Sometimes a few simple troubleshooting steps can let you resolve the problem and get the system working again without the need to call for repair. Here are a few things to look for when troubleshooting air conditioner problems and A/C noises.

A/C Doesn’t Work

  • Check the power supply to the air conditioner and make sure it is plugged in and receiving power.
  • See if the circuit breaker controlling the A/C has tripped. Reset the breaker and see if the air conditioner comes on. If the A/C unit keeps tripping the breaker, there may be an electrical problem that needs to be fixed.
  • Make sure all vents and registers are open and free of blockages from furniture, boxes, clothing, or other objects that could restrict airflow.
  • Make sure the thermostat is working and that the temperature and operational settings are appropriate for the season. Change the batteries in the thermostat if necessary.

A/C Noises

  • Rattling or clattering noises coming from your air conditioner could be the result of an access panel or other cover being loose.
  • If you detect new or unusual A/C noises, give the system a short period of time to operate and see if the noises continue.

A/C Produces No Cool Air

  • If the fan is working, make sure that the system hasn’t been set to fan-only operation. Set the system to “cool” if necessary.
  • Listen to make sure the compressor is working and that coolant is being circulated through the system.
  • Check the HVAC system ductwork to ensure that there are not damaged or missing sections and that all sections are fitted tightly together. Each connection should also be sealed with mastic, a specialized sealant, or with metal tape.

Conditioned Air helps the residents of Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Naples, Bradenton, and the surrounding Florida communities keep their air conditioners working properly and reliably. Contact us today for more information on troubleshooting air conditioning problems and A/C noises when your cooling system isn’t working the way it should.

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The recovery process is sometimes a slow and painful process. The amount of people coming out of the woodwork to help is outstanding. Our employees here at Conditioned Air have been incredible and are a strong bunch of folks who are not only taking care of our customers but also taking care of things at home. Our hats off to them and to our entire community from Bradenton to Naples that have went above and beyond to help those in need. Here’s just a sample of those who are due a thank you…

Our employees
Our military
First responders
Energy workers
Tree crews
Grocery employees
Gas stations
Truck drivers
Police/fire/emt’s
Teachers
State/County/City Workers
& So many more…

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Our community is truly amazing. Hurricane Irma cannot stop the love and beauty of Southwest Florida. It’s so amazing to see people come together helping each other and we are glad to be of service helping those in need. We will all come back stronger than ever.

So many people deserve kudos here’s just a few…

 

Wink News, WFLA Tampa, & ABC 7 Sarasota: For their extended weather coverage keeping everyone up to date

Publix Supermarkets: Before, during and after the storm getting people the supplies they need.

Gas Stations: Race-Trac, WaWa and many many others for providing fuel to the masses

FPL & Other Co-Ops from states coming in to help repair the damage.

Last but not least: Governor Rick Scott & all First Responders, for doing a wonderful job getting the word out and responding to those in need

Thank you all!