With the aftermath of the tornadoes that swept through the Miami Valley, we met with one of our senior service technicians to ask him what you should do if your air conditioner is not working once power is restored after an outage. Our team would like to share with you his tips on what you should check before giving us a call.
The first thing that you want to check if your air conditioner is not working after power is restored would be your breaker panel. Your air conditioner should be marked on the panel when you open it up. Once you’ve found it, make sure that your breaker is not flipped. If the breaker is fine, you should head outside to check your disconnect box.
Outside by your air conditioner, your disconnect box is mounted to the wall of your house. When you open it up, you should see two small, red lights. If one of the lights is lit up, it means that you have a blown fuse. You may have to shade the lights with your hand to see this if it’s bright outside. You can pull out the fuse box by the handle and replace the fuse inside. Once you have done this, the fuse box plugs right back in to the disconnect box.
If there is no light on, and the breaker has not tripped, give our team a call to check your system.
After the severe weather, many customers are also wondering how to know if they have a gas leak in their system. Our expert technician explained to us that the only ways of knowing that you have a gas leak are if you can hear it, smell it, or if anything you own that uses gas is not working. If you think that you have a gas leak, you should shut off your gas if you know where the shutoff is in your home. Otherwise, call your gas company or the fire department and let them take care of it for you. **If you suspect you have a gas leak, make sure you get out of the house as soon as possible.** It’s also always important to have working CO detectors in your home to alert you if carbon monoxide is present in the home.
With more storms in the forecast, be on alert and stay safe. If you need our help, we’re here for you.
** NOTE: While our offices were fortunate to avoid any structural damage from the tornadoes, our phone lines, email, and internet services are down. If you need assistance with your air conditioner, please fill out a contact form on our website and a representative will call you as soon as possible to help! Thank you for your patience – we hope to be back up and running soon! **