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Maintain Your SF A/C Units While It’s Cool

While some of us have begun to rest our thermostat arm a bit thanks to the temperatures finally leveling off, others of us realize that this may be the best time to ensure that our San Francisco air conditioning units are running smoothly for the next batch of triple-digit temperature days that are ready to sweep across The Bay Area. And with these fun, sweltering days right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to ensure that your SF air conditioning units are well-maintained and running properly.

The Appliance Repair Doctor, The San Francisco Bay Area’s leader in maintaining and fixing HVAC units, refrigerators, washers and dryers and more, knows that times can sometimes be a bit tough, which is why we want to make sure you know exactly what you should be looking for before shelling-out your hard-earned cash on a service repair visit to your San Francisco Bay Area home or office.

Is your air conditioner running but Hot San Francisconot blowing cool air?  

  • Turn off the power, then check to make sure the air filters are clean. A dirty filter can often obstruct the cool air from coming in and cause your a/c unit to run particularly hard and inefficiently.
  • Has ice formed on the coils? If so, turn on the power and fan to melt the accumulated ice.
  • Clean the condensate drain. Problems with a condensate drain can include leakage, bad air quality and more. Clean this drain thoroughly to ensure cool air comes through.
  • Check the outdoor compressor: Air conditioning unit’s outdoor compressors are responsible for pulling warm air in, cooling it, then distributing it to the office or home. If this unit is obstructed and/or dirty, it can limit its effectiveness, resulting in cool air not making it in. Check and if necessary, clean this unit and make sure it’s free from obstructions to ensure it’s running properly and not hindering your coolness.

Is your air conditioning not turning on at all?

  • Make sure the power is turned on and the unit is fully plugged in. Sounds simple but many people overlook this simple solution, so give it a shot!
  • Check the thermostat settings. Sometimes the Power Savings settings or temperature settings may be set to a level that’s causing your a/c unit to not turn on. Give these a look to make sure they’re not the culprit.
  • Reset the switches on the device. When we run our air conditioning frequently, sometimes the units can overload. Reset your switches to make sure they haven’t overloaded.
  • Check the condensate overflow switch. The condensate overflow setting is to prevent water damage from too much condensation build-up in air conditioning units. Take a look at the overflow switch to see if this feature has been triggered, halting your a/c unit from functioning.In extreme cases and even in cases like the ones above, sometimes it’s best to give the professionals a call. Call The Appliance Repair Doctor for all your HVAC, fridge, washer, dryer and other appliance maintenance and repair needs and find out why our same-day service helps us to become the fastest-growing appliance repair company in The San Francisco Bay Area.