Air Conditioning Problems You May Face This Summer
The summer heat is almost impossible to bear without an air conditioning unit. While maintenance is important to prevent problems during the hottest months of the year, sometimes, problems may still occur, especially true if you use your air conditioning unit round-the-clock.
Here are some of the most common air conditioning problems you may face this summer.
AC isn’t cooling your home like it used to
If the air conditioner is running, but your home isn’t cooling like it used to, a blocked or dirty air condenser may be the cause of the problem. Dirty air filters may also contribute to the problem. First, check the air filter. If it’s dirty, then clean or replace it. If this doesn’t work, then it’s time to check the unit outside. Clean the unit and make sure it’s free from dirt and debris. These things can be obstructing the airflow. Remember, airflow is paramount to comfort.
AC won’t turn on
When your air conditioning suddenly stops working, this is probably due to a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. But before calling a professional to repair your air conditioning unit, make sure that the unit is plugged in and that the thermostat is set properly. Also, check the outside unit to determine if the condenser is running.
My utility bills are unusually high
While a high electric bill is expected during the summer, a skyrocketing bill will make your rethink your decision of using the air conditioner. What people fail to realize is that an unusually high utility bill is often indicative of an underlying problem. This spring, have an HVAC expert come in and inspect your air conditioning unit to make sure it’s in good shape. Virtually all of these problems can be prevented with regular maintenance.