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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Stops Working

what do you do when your air conditioner stops working?

You’re relaxing on the couch and all of a sudden you think, “Hhhmmm…I’m feeling hot. Let me adjust the AC.” You walk over to your thermostat and immediately feel like screaming – the temperature in the house is 85! You frantically check the switch to make sure it’s on, and it is on. You try pushing the button to lower the temperature, but nothing happens. You listen carefully for any sign of the HVAC unit kicking on, but….nothing. Now, you may say a couple of words that would have resulted in a good mouth wash with bar soap back in the day.

So, what do you do when your air conditioner stops working?

The first rule of thumb is not to panic. Follow these steps, and you’ll be back to your cool, comfortable home in no time.

Step #1:

Check to make sure the thermostat is on and is set at a temperature lower than the current one. This seems obvious, but it’s the easiest fix if that’s the source of the problem.

Step #2:

Check the breaker. Sometimes, if you have too many electronics on at the same time, you may end up blowing a fuse. Go to wherever you have your breaker and make sure everything is in the on position.

Step #3:

Call AJ’s Air. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When your AC isn’t working, there’s no better AC repair people in the area. We’ll come to your home as soon as possible to troubleshoot the issue and work on the unit to get it functioning just as it did before it quit. We are committed to helping our customers quickly and easily.

Step #4:

Grab a fan and ice water. As our technicians are working on your HVAC unit, it’s important to stay as cool as possible and hydrated. This means sitting by a fan and drinking a lot of ice water. If possible, consider visiting a neighbor or friend for a little while. You can also head out to the mall or store to enjoy the AC while yours is being repaired.

Since our technicians are highly skilled and knowledgeable, it doesn’t usually take them long to identify the problem and fix it. Even so, we want you to be as comfortable as possible, which is why we provide these tips on staying cool while you’re waiting.

Now that you know what to do when your AC stops working, you can breathe easier knowing you won’t be uncomfortable for long in the hot summer, Florida heat as long as you call AJ’s Air.

Special Available: Are you new to AJ’s Air? We have a $20 special for new customers. Receive $20 off your first service call.

Call us anytime day or night. We are here to keep you cool.