troubleshoot AC problems

The sun is setting earlier and rising later. It means fall is on the way, but first we have to make it through the heat and humidity of the dog days of summer.

It’s not easy, especially if your air conditioner isn’t doing its job and your home feels more like the steam room at the spa.

Before you call Mast Heating & Cooling, let’s make sure you really do need an air conditioner repair. There are some common-sense things to check on your own.

Start by taking a close look at this troubleshooting video segment we put together. It will walk you through several steps to make sure the repair call is necessary. Take the time to watch it and it could save you from having to pay for an emergency service call.

Our Mast technicians handle HVAC issues in Grand Rapids and all of Southwest Michigan. They have these suggestions to go along with the video.

Make sure to take a close look the thermostat. The new electronic and programmable devices are wonderful pieces of technology, but they are more complex. It’s possible someone set the wrong time or temperature while trying to program it.

If you have any doubts about the correct settings, pull out your owner’s manual to confirm everything is correct.

Please make sure all of your filters have been changed recently. Mast can’t emphasize enough how much a dirty or clogged filter can affect your air conditioner’s efficiency. If you let this go, it will shorten the life of your central air conditioner.

If at this point your system still isn’t cooling the house, then it’s time to call Mast for an AC repair. The technician’s first priority is to determine if the air conditioner can be fixed and how much it will cost.

There are times when repairs are a losing proposition and you are better off thinking about an air conditioner replacement and installation. Mast is proud to carry Trane air conditioners, the industry leader for performance and reliability.

Don’t let the dog days overwhelm your central air conditioner. Life is too short to spend sleepless nights, tossing and turning to find the cool side of the pillow. Call Mast Heating & Cooling and we’ll have your home cool and comfortable again in no time.