Air conditioners keep us cool and comfortable. They also help keep impurities from getting indoors. Filters on AC units keep allergens and dust particles from getting inside and are a good way to keep everyone breathing easier. When your air conditioner is running perfectly, it keeps everyone happy, especially during hot summer days and nights.
Sometimes problems occur. Most of the time, these do not mean that the unit needs to be replaced. In fact, many times a simple fix is all the unit needs to be restored to normal operation. There are some common problems such as not producing cold air, not filtering out dirt and dust and leaks that should be taken care of as soon as you notice them.
If you do not have your AC serviced immediately, it could cause the unit to break down. It could also keep it from running as efficiently as possible. That means that it will cost you more money every month to operate it.
If you notice that the unit is not cooling a room the way it should check the thermostat. Often, this is the main cause of this issue. The unit may need to be set at a cooler temperature. If it is not the thermostat, have your local ac expert come to inspect the unit to see what is causing it to stop delivering cold air through the house. If you have a ducted system, sometimes they need to be cleaned to allow fresh, cold air to pump through the home to solve the problem.
If anyone in the house is experiencing more coughs, sneezes or problems with asthma attacks, replace your air conditioner’s filter. This is an inexpensive and easy thing to do, and you usually will not need to call an expert in to help. Follow your owner’s manual instructions for replacing the filter and the air should be noticeably cooler and cleaner.
If there are leaks this is something you should call an AC expert in to look at. Describe it as best as you can to them when placing the service call. Sometimes this is just condensation and other times this is a leak that is caused by a crack or hole in the hose.
Have your AC expert come to service and clean your unit at least once a year. Doing this will keep the above common problems from happening to your air conditioner.