How to Tell If Your AC Is Functioning Properly

How to Tell If Your AC Is Functioning Properly

Air conditioning units are essential for temperature regulation in any season and with colder weather approaching, ensuring your AC unit is properly functioning can help make the transition from summer to fall seamless. Here are some of the most important steps to ensuring your air conditioning is in proper working order.

Make Sure the Unit Is On

Although this may seem simple, ensuring your AC unit is on and connected to electricity is the first step toward checking whether it is in working order. After making sure your unit is connected to a power source, allow for the airflow to run for about 15 minutes, giving the unit time to adjust the temperature of your home and fully power up.

Feel the Vents for Air Flow

In some situations, obstructions and debris in your air ducts can cause an imbalanced or restricted path for your air delivery. When checking to see if your unit is working, feel around the vents in any rooms that have temperature control issues to ensure these vents are delivering air to the room.

Check Temperature Gauges

Your thermostat is one of the best pieces of equipment for ensuring your AC unit is properly functioning. If you have a false reading on your thermostat or one that does not match the temperature of the room, for example, a 60°F reading in a room that feels over 75°F, the internal temperature gauges of your thermostat may be malfunctioning and in need of repair.

Calling an HVAC Technician

Repairing any air conditioning system is very complex work, and attempting to change any of these more delicate systems can be challenging. If you discover any problems with your air delivery, either from a suspected leak in your ductwork or obstructed airways, calling an HVAC technician is the best way to properly diagnose these issues. For top-tier HVAC services, contact us at Hardcastle Heating, AC & Plumbing for a consultation today.