With summer temperatures already on the rise, for those that are fortunate enough to have home air conditioning, the thought of it breaking down can bring feelings of helplessness and anxiety. Imagine setting the thermostat to a comfortable 70 degrees, setting the system dial to ‘auto’, patiently waiting to hear the fan kick on, only to hear – nothing. The temperature inside your home begins to rise and yet, the cooling mechanism still hasn’t kicked in. What do you do? Opening a window and turning on a few fans might be a good start but if you’re feeling up to the challenge of diagnosing your air conditioning problems, here’s a little help to get you started.