Improving Your Air Conditioner

3 Common AC Problems

Staying cool in the hot summer months is important to your quality of life. The last thing you will want to do is to deal the heat inside of your home. Being able to keep your air conditioning (AC) in good condition is imperative if you want to be as comfortable as possible in your home. However, issues may arise, and you should know what some of the most common AC problems are and how to fix these with ease.

Problem #1: Not cooling

The first thing you should check if your home isn't as cool as you'd like it to be is the thermostat. Do you have it turned down and the setting set to air? If not, this could be your problem.

However, a more serious problem could be that your evaporator is dirty. Simply clean this component of your AC unit and let it run for a few hours to help resolve the issue.

Problem #2:  Unit runs too often

Once your home reaches the desired temperature, the HVAC unit should turn off on over a certain amount of time. If your unit is always running, this is an indication of a potential problem.

The first thing you should do in this situation is to change your air filter. If you have a filter that is clogged with dust and debris, this may cause your unit to run too much. Studies indicate that you should put in a new filter at least every three months for optimal results.

Problem #3: Leaking refrigerant

The component that makes the air cool in your unit is the refrigerant, also referred to as Freon. If you have a leak, this could cause the Freon to run low and not keep your home cool.

It's ideal to have an HVAC professional to come out to your home and inspect your unit for any leaks. These will need to be addressed and fixed for the prevention of any future problems. After this is completed, this individual will put in the necessary amount of Freon to keep your AC unit functioning well.

Keeping your home cool is essential during the summer for your well-being. There are many issues you may be able to fix yourself. However, if you need to rely on a professional, be sure to call an HVAC contractor, such as Enright and Sons, to assist you with any cooling problems you may have.