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Steps to Take When Your Air Conditioner Goes Down


Summer is getting closer every day and most residents of Ramsey, NJ have already used their air conditioners a great deal. No one likes to think about a sudden breakdown with their AC — not with another round of summer heat waves on its way — but no system is perfect and you may find yourself having to deal with a malfunctioning system just when you need it the most. Not to worry. You can take a few easy steps to resolve the situation swiftly, and ensure that you don’t have to pay more than is necessary for repairs.

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  • Check the Electrical Power. Sometimes, the system shuts off because the breaker switch cuts off power: either because of an external power surge or an electrical problem with the AC itself. Restore power to the system and run it. If it keeps running, problem solved. If it triggers the breaker again, it needs repairs.
  • Check the Thermostat. The thermostat can shut off the power to your system if it runs out of batteries, if it is programmed the wrong way, or even if someone just brushes against it. Always ensure it’s operating correctly before summoning repairs.
  • Clear the Vents. The outside portion of the air conditioner has vents to release heat. If they get clogged with leaves or similar debris, the system will turn off before causing important components to overheat. If there’s a lot of leaves covering the vents or the like, clear them off and wait for the system to cool down
  • Shut off the System and Call for Repairs. If these steps don’t work, it’s time for a professional. Shut off power to the system — even if it isn’t normally running — and summon a repair technician immediately.

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