Common Air Conditioner Problems
What can go wrong with your AC unit? Here are some useful tips on common issues that you might come across with your air conditioner.
– Uneven airflow – Probably one of the most common problems for AC units, if the air coming from your unit is weak or not cold enough, it can be a result of poor duct flow or or a clogged filter.
– Condenser not pushing hot air – If your condenser is not pushing out hot air, it is usually indicative that the unit is not cooling properly because the condenser sends hot air to the refrigerant. This issue can happen for multiple reasons such as dirty coils, refrigerant leaks, or natural wear and tear.
– Filter – A dirty filter is definitely a frequent issue that arises within most AC units. This can lead to the filter getting clogged, and is relatively easy change on your time. However, if the task can seem to daunting to you, reach out to a technician to get assistance.
DIY Tips for AC Tune Up
You can also take steps to optimize your HVAC system and prolong its lifespan. Here are a couple of tips we’d like to share with you:
Regularly Change Filters: Every 1-3 months, depending on usage, to ensure optimal airflow.
Clean the Exterior: Keep the outdoor unit free from debris and foliage to maintain efficiency.
Check Thermostat Settings: Sometimes, the issue might just be a misconfigured thermostat.
On the flip side, some aspects of maintaining and tuning up your unit require the expertise of a professional technician. To offer some clarity, here’s a list of items that might go unnoticed to an untrained observer or cannot be diagnosed without the proper tools:
Refrigerant levels & oil pressure, deep coil cleaning, electrical components, combustion analysis, heat exchange inspection, motor lubrication, ductwork inspection/cleaning, thermostat calibration, belt adjustments, drain line cleaning, & more.
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