Installing an A/C at home is just not enough to get cool air for years to come. It is important to know all the fuses and switches on it so that in case of an air conditioning repair situation, you will be able to do it yourself rather than calling in external air conditioning repair help.
Sometimes it is possible that your A/C will stop working and getting a professional might be difficult, but if you are equipped with the right knowledge of all the switches and controls of the A/C, managing to do some minor air conditioning repair can be easily done.
Here are some Fuses, or Circuit Breakers you must know:
Air handler: There will be a switch in the electric panel that gives controlling power to the air handler or the blower circuit. Sometimes you might find two separate circuits – one for air handler unit, and the other for the condenser unit.
A/C or Heat Pump Compressor: A switch or fuse in the electric panel gives controlling command to the outdoor compressor circuit.
A/C indoor Air handler service switch: On the right of your A/C interior or on the air handler is a switch which is always ‘on’. It is usually turned off during air conditioning service.
Outdoor condenser service switch: This switch is typically on the building wall, close to the unit. The switch is always kept ‘on’ except when servicing is taking place.
Air conditioner thermostat: More than one wall mounted thermostat is always required to set proper cooling temperatures. Split A/C will have remote control device to set the temperature and turn the system on or off.
The above switches are a must know for all who have installed an A/C at home. You don’t need to have extreme technical knowledge to do an air conditioning repair, but a little awareness will help you in the long run.