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 dripping sweat 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 situation like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to arrange AC repair, but there are a few things you can check, as well as a handful of things you can do, to stay ready and have a plan for a situation like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Air conditioner service. Warm nights and AC repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual air conditoner service completed can help you have a better chance at averting a toasty predicament.
  • [Compile|Pull together|Gather]21] fans. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access area for fans and any number of other accessories to keep you comfortable while your air conditioner isn’t running. It could seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Air Conditioner Quit Operating:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your air conditioner could have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this happens, switch the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have flipped it back on but your air conditioner still isn’t running, give us a call to set up 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 probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the team at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569 if you have any questions about these tips, the AC repair services provided or any other number of air conditioning questions. Or if you’d rather, arrange an appointment online today.