How often has your air conditioning gone out in the middle of a cold, winter day? One minute, you’re basking in the warmth inside your home and the next minute you’re feeling the cold and wondering why your no longer warm and cosy.

It happens to the best and can end up causing a lot of frustration as well as panic, but you can save yourself some worry by attempting to troubleshoot the issue yourself. Let’s go through a quick checklist that breaks down what to look for when troubleshooting reverse cycle air conditioners in Mornington Peninsula homes.

Electrical Issues

Sometimes when your air conditioner stops working, it can be due to a tripped breaker. Look for the breaker that is connected to your A/C unit, which should be clearly labelled on your circuit box, and flip it into the correct position.

If the unit turns on after you have flipped the breaker, then you’ve found the problem and the issue is fixed. If this doesn’t work, however, you may need to do more troubleshooting to figure out what is going on with your unit or call on professionals specialising in domestic electrical for Mornington Peninsula homeowners.


The thermostat can also be another common issue with the air conditioner that homeowners face. It is one of the main reasons an air conditioner does not heat a home properly and is, luckily, not a complex problem to fix and can be done quickly to keep your home worm.

If the thermostat’s battery indicator icon is flashing or if the thermostat is blank, changing the battery may help. If it is still not working properly, you may need to get service for air conditioners in Mornington Peninsula households.

Airflow Issues

When your filter is dirty, it can cause the airflow of your unit to become restricted and air will not blow efficiently. When the intake is blocked, the air conditioner begins to work harder to warm the home and other problems can occur, such as the evaporator coil freezing over.

The filter of your A/C unit should be cleaned at least once every 30 days unless your manufacturer has instructed otherwise. Try replacing your filter and giving the evaporator coil time to thaw out and your system should be back up and running if airflow was the problem.


One other issue that is commonly found when technicians in domestic electrical for Mornington Peninsula homeowners arrive for inspections is low refrigerant, which is required for the air conditioner to blow out the air at the correct temperature. When there is a leak or when coolant is low, air coming out of your machine may not be the desired temperature.

A professional should handle refrigerant leaks or refills, and you won’t need to worry about spending much money getting the problem fixed – it is fairly inexpensive.

Your home can stay warm in the cool winter by following the troubleshooting checklist and assessing your unit often to ensure that it is functioning properly, and you stay comfortable no matter what the weather is outdoors.