In order to troubleshoot a standard air conditioning system, the control unit should be inspected, as well as the breaker, outside fan, compressor and other main components. The refrigerant lines that run into the house should also be inspected to ensure there are no leaks in the system.Continue Reading
The most basic causes of air conditioning failure are due to user error, such as poor maintenance, and can be easily reminded. Use the following instructions to properly troubleshoot a household air conditioning system.
First inspect the thermostat and compare the temperature inside of the house. If the air conditioner is set to 72 degrees and the house is 72 degrees, it will stop blowing cold. Adjust if necessary.
The A/C system has a breaker that protects it from power surges. If the breaker flipped, the unit will turn off and be reset.
Inspect the fan outside and listen for the blower, if neither are running then check the outside wire harness for frayed or burnt wires.
See if the units compressor turns on with the fan. If it does not, the compressor should be replaced.
Air is cooled from the refrigerant in the system. Use a gauge to check the Freon in the system, also be sure to inspect the A/C lines for any leaks.