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What to Do When Your A/C Goes Out

June 12, 2024 | Blog

As the summer heat intensifies, the last thing you want is for your air conditioning system to fail. Unfortunately, A/C breakdowns can happen at the most inconvenient times, leaving you and your family sweltering in the heat. At Blanco A/C, Electrical & Plumbing, we understand the urgency of such situations and are here to help you navigate through them. Founded in 1994, we have been “Serving the Texas Hill Country since 1994!” and have built a reputation for reliability and excellence in Blanco, Johnson City, and Dripping Springs.

Here’s a comprehensive guide on what to do when your A/C goes out, ensuring you stay cool and comfortable while waiting for professional help.

Immediate Steps to Take

1. Check the Thermostat

Before you panic, ensure that your thermostat is set to “cool” and the temperature is set lower than the current room temperature. Sometimes, the issue can be as simple as an incorrect setting.

2. Inspect the Circuit Breaker

A tripped circuit breaker is a common cause of A/C failure. Locate your electrical panel and check if the breaker for your air conditioning unit has tripped. If it has, reset it and see if the A/C starts working again.

3. Examine the Air Filter

A clogged air filter can restrict airflow and cause your A/C to shut down. Check the filter and replace it if it’s dirty. Regular maintenance of air filters can prevent many common A/C issues.

4. Look for Ice on the Unit

If you notice ice forming on the evaporator coils, it could indicate a refrigerant leak or poor airflow. Turn off the A/C and let the ice melt before turning it back on. However, this is a temporary fix, and you should call a professional for a thorough inspection.

When to Call a Professional

If the above steps don’t resolve the issue, it’s time to call in the experts. Blanco A/C, Electrical & Plumbing offers a $50 Off HVAC Repair special this month, making it an ideal time to get your system checked by our licensed professionals. Our team is trained to handle all types of A/C issues, ensuring your system is back up and running in no time.

Why Choose Blanco A/C, Electrical & Plumbing?

Experience and Expertise

With nearly three decades of experience, we have the knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair any A/C problem. Our technicians undergo extensive training and background checks, giving you peace of mind that you’re in good hands.

Comprehensive Services

We offer a wide range of services, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, generators, and EV charger installation. This means you can rely on us for all your home service needs, making us a one-stop solution for residents in Blanco, Johnson City, and Dripping Springs.

Iron Clad Guarantees

Our No Surprises Guarantee ensures that the quote you receive upfront is the price you’ll pay. There are no hidden fees or unexpected costs, allowing you to rest easy knowing exactly what to expect.

Preventative Measures

Regular Maintenance

One of the best ways to prevent A/C breakdowns is through regular maintenance. Our $89 HVAC System Tuneup offer is perfect for ensuring your system is in top condition. Regular tune-ups can identify potential issues before they become major problems, saving you time and money in the long run.

Upgrade Your System

If your A/C system is old and frequently breaking down, it might be time for an upgrade. Take advantage of our Up to $2000 Tax Credit on New HVAC System offer to invest in a more efficient and reliable system. A new system not only provides better cooling but also reduces energy costs.

Stay Cool While Waiting for Repairs

While waiting for professional help, here are some tips to stay cool:

  • Use Fans: Ceiling fans and portable fans can help circulate air and create a cooling effect.
  • Close Blinds and Curtains: Blocking out the sun can significantly reduce indoor temperatures.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay cool and hydrated.
  • Limit Heat-Producing Activities: Avoid using the oven or stove, and opt for cold meals instead.

Dealing with a broken A/C can be stressful, but knowing what steps to take can make the situation more manageable. At Blanco A/C, Electrical & Plumbing, we are committed to providing fast, reliable, and high-quality service to keep you comfortable all summer long. Don’t let a malfunctioning A/C ruin your summer; contact us today for all your HVAC needs.

Call us now to schedule your repair and take advantage of our $50 Off HVAC Repair offer. Trust Blanco A/C, Electrical & Plumbing to keep your home cool and comfortable, no matter how high the temperatures rise.

Why Choose Us?

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What Our Customers Say

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