Get a Handle on Your AC Emergencies
If your AC thermostat is set somewhere below 80 degrees, but your home won’t seem to cool down, you could be facing some AC problems. Most of the time, this happens in bigger homes because of how much space the air conditioner has to actually cool down.
Your air conditioning unit sits outside all year round and has to work hard in the hot months to keep your house cool. It goes through a lot, to say the least.
The best way to keep your air conditioner working longer is to schedule routine AC maintenance. Continue reading below to learn more about why air conditioners stop working like they’re supposed to and how to avoid it from happening.
Common Reasons for Air Conditioning Services
Your house may be hotter than normal if your AC unit isn’t working efficiently. Something you may not notice right away, though, is that your air quality is most likely poor as well.
Most of the time when your air conditioner is having issues it’s because of problems that also cause poor air quality. Poor air quality is not something you want in your home -- the place where you spend most of your time.
Air quality is extremely vital to keep clean because if you don’t, it can lead to health issues. Common causes of an air conditioning unit malfunctioning include:
- An Old or Dirty Air Filter
- Frozen Evaporator Coils
- A Refrigerant Leak
- Blocked Condenser
- AC Unit Is Too Small for Your House
- Your AC Unit Is Old
All of these issues can be avoided with a yearly maintenance visit. However, you still may experience frozen evaporator coils when it’s hot outside. The AC unit is pumping so much cool air out that it freezes the coils and then the unit will not cool your house down. All you must do is let the coils thaw back out and the unit will work properly again.
How to Prevent AC Issues
An air conditioning unit that is checked yearly won’t have nearly as many problems as a unit that is rarely checked.
You may think you are saving yourself money by skipping AC maintenance checks.
However, you are actually causing yourself more problems and spending more money on repairs in the long run. Prevent unnecessary issues with a yearly maintenance check. Here are common signs your unit isn’t working properly:
- Unusual Noises From Your AC Unit
- The Unit Is on More Than It’s Off
- Your Energy Bill Is More Expensive Than Usual
- Your House Can’t Seem to Cool Off
When to Call a Technician
Trying to fix a home appliance without the help of a professional technician is never a good idea, especially when you are dealing with things that are hooked up to electricity like an AC unit.
Doing so increases the likelihood that you could get injured or cause extensive damage to your home. It is always recommended to have an HVAC technician perform any repairs needed on your AC unit.
It’ll save you time, stress, and money. Not to mention the technician can fix other potential problems as well because he is trained to know when parts look like they could cause some issues in the future.
About Conway Comfort Heating & Cooling
East Windsor residents trust the professionals at Conway Comfort Heating & Cooling to keep their homes cool and working efficiently. They care about their community and work hard so you don’t have to!