What to Do When the Air Conditioning Goes Out in Des Moines Prior to AC Repair

November 04, 2015

You’re in the middle of a heat wave and you wake up sweaty in your bed. Your first thought is, “Why in the world has my air conditioner not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to schedule AC repair, but there are a handful of things you can take a look at, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ready and prep for a scenario like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Air conditioner service. Hot nights and AC repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual air conditoner service completed can help you avoid a toasty predicament.
  • [Compile|Pull together|Gather]21] fans. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible area for fans and any number of other accessories to keep you cool while your air conditioner isn’t working. It might seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Air Conditioner Quit Working:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your air conditioner might have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this occurs, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have flipped it back on but your air conditioner still isn’t working, give us a call to arrange an appointment for AC repair.

No one wants to put up with AC repair in the middle of a heat wave after their air conditioner has stopped working, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the experts at Heartland Heating & Cooling a call at 515-344-3579 if you have any questions about these tips, the AC repair services available or any other number of air conditioning questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.