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Lost Your Air Conditioning?

Posted: June 13, 2022

Use This No-Cooling Checklist

It’s never any fun to have your air conditioning system conk out on a hot and humid day. With that in mind, here’s a checklist you can refer to the next time you have a cooling equipment problem. In some cases, you may be able to solve the problem yourself and save a service call.

For future reference, you can also refer to this troubleshooting guide.

If your cooling system does not run, do this:

  • Start with your thermostat. Make sure it is on the “cool” or “auto” setting. Also, is the temperature set about 5 degrees lower than room temperature? If you have a digital thermostat and the display screen is blank, you either need new batteries or the power supply has been interrupted.
  • Check all power switches/sources for air conditioner. A circuit may have tripped when the cooling system started up. Also check the disconnect switch in the box next to the outdoor condenser.
  • Test other appliances or lights. There may have been a power outage in your neighborhood.

If the cooling system runs, but there’s no cool air, do this:

  • Shut off all power switches and check the condition of the air filter in your air handler (the part of the a/c system that’s inside your home). The filter may be clogged. Change/clean the air filter if it’s dirty.
  • Make sure your supply and return air grilles are open and unobstructed.

If you can’t find what’s wrong after taking these steps, call us so we can come out and diagnose the problem.

Tip: Check the filter in your cooling equipment about once a month and replace or clean it if necessary. Make sure the system’s power is off before you do this. Clean filters mean lower bills because your cooling system will run more efficiently.

Expert A/C Maintenance and Repairs

A properly installed and maintained air conditioning system will have fewer breakdowns than one that has been neglected. That’s why we offer all the same NATE-certified expertise and money-saving services that we provide for heating equipment—including service plans and tune-ups.

But if you need air conditioning repair, we’ll get your system up and running again as quickly as possible. With advanced training in the latest cooling systems, the Wilson Oil & Propane team is ready to handle any cooling system repair for all brands, from simple to complex. We’ll fix your system quickly, arriving at your home with a truck full of tools and a full array of replacement parts to complete the job right the first time.

Always feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or questions about staying cool and comfortable this summer. Remember, we’re the people you can trust.