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When summer temperatures approach the sweltering point in Bellaire, Texas, the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to stop working. If you notice that your home isn’t as cool as it should be, try a few troubleshooting steps to get your air conditioner running again. Check these three things before calling an HVAC technician, and learn when you should call for help.

Check the Circuit Breaker

Start the troubleshooting process at the source. Locate the circuit breaker for your HVAC system, and make sure it’s in the “on” position. If the breaker has been tripped, reset it once. If it trips a second time, call your electrician to make sure the HVAC system isn’t causing a larger electrical or safety issue.

Test the Thermostat

Next, check to be sure that the thermostat is turned on and set correctly. Be sure it’s set to cool in the summer, and take a closer look at the thermostat’s schedule. If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure that the device is set to turn on when your family is typically home. For more control over your home’s cooling system, consider installing a smart thermostat that you can adjust from anywhere.

Replace the Air Filter

If you haven’t changed your air filter in more than a month, replace it with a new one. Accumulated dust, dirt, and debris can easily block airflow in your HVAC system. This can restrict cool air from circulating through your home maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature.

Call a Professional HVAC Technician

Once you’ve covered the basics, it’s best to call an experienced HVAC technician at Maxx AC & Heating. Our professional technicians will check refrigerant levels, fan motors, condenser coils, and many other components to get your air conditioner back up and running.

Whether you need HVAC maintenance or major repairs, we’re here to help. Call Maxx AC & Heating for all of your heating and cooling needs today: 281-409-3890.

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