What To Do With Your AC Until Help Arrives

If you are wondering what to do with your A/C till help arrives, there are a few tips that although they might not repair your A/C, they will prevent further damage. Your HVAC technicians at LHT Cooling Heating and Refrigeration play a very important role in the health of your home’s cooling and heating equipment. There are some things you can do with your A/C till help arrives.

  1. When your A/C won’t start, it makes sense to panic in the sweltering heat here in South Carolina. But until help arrives, there are a few things you can check. First, make sure the breaker has not tripped. Also, check to make sure your thermostat is working. Your A/C will not turn on if the thermostat is not communicating with the A/C unit. You should also check to make sure all vents are clear of debris. Sometimes the filter compartment is not shut properly when changing filters.
  2. When your A/C runs for a very long time, or it turns on and off continuously, it is signaling a problem. Turning on and off usually means it going through cycles too quickly. This “short cycling” is a warning that you need immediate repairs. However, if it just runs constantly, the fix could be as simple as changing the filter or switching to a different filter. Thick, dense filters make your A/C unit work harder than normal to keep your home cool.
  3. When your A/C is not cooling your home, this is often a sign of a serious problem. However, sometimes the solution is much simpler. If your outdoor A/C unit is filled with leaves, weeds or other debris, it may be too dirty to fun efficiently. A high-powered hose can help clear obstructions from the unit and allow the air and blades to move freely.

While these are things to do with your A/C till help arrives, always remember the best offense is a good defense. LHT recommends a seasonal cleaning two times per year – in the Spring and in the Fall.


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LHT Cooling, Heating & Refrigeration is a Myrtle Beach HVAC and commercial refrigeration company in South Carolina that services the Grand Strand. LHT services and repairs heat pumps, air conditioning units, heating units, furnaces, ventilation systems, indoor air quality, humidification, ductless systems, boilers, ice machines, reach-in coolers, walk-in coolers, blast chillers and refrigerated displays. LHT services all of the the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach including North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach.

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