Steps to Take When Your Air Conditioner Is Causing Problems
When your air conditioner isn’t working properly, life can get uncomfortable pretty quickly. There are some things you can do, however, before you call in a professional. The following four steps may help you to locate and solve the problem.
1. Check the Condenser’s Air Intake
If debris is cluttering the condenser’s air intake, your air conditioner could be getting suffocated. The condenser is usually located outside or in your garage. Remove any dead leaves or debris from around your condenser to see if that solves the problem.
2. Adjust Your Thermostat Heat Anticipator
You can change the degree marker on your thermostat so your system will cycle before it reaches your desired temperature instead of after, allowing your system to rest more.
3. Check Your Condensate Pump
If you see water pooling under or around your air conditioning unit, check your condensate pump by pouring water into the condensation pan. If this doesn’t cause your condensate pump to start, check to make sure the pump is turned on. If it is, and it’s still not working, you’ll need to call in a professional.
4. Check and Clean Your Vents
Air filters can only pull so much dust and debris out of your air; you’ll also need to check and clean your vents from time to time. With clean vents, your air conditioner will be more effective at circulating clean, cool air throughout your home. If these solutions don’t solve the problems with your air conditioner, never fear. Just call Sobieski Services, Inc. We’ve been helping our customers to stay comfortable since 198, and we look forward to helping you.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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