Author: Acclaim Air Conditioning
Modern technology is amazing in many ways. But some of the ways are so amazing that we’ve begun to take them for granted. Since these technological wonders make life so wonderful, almost everyone has one. And in turn, people begin to forget about them. After all, they’re everywhere!
This is particularly true of appliances and home infrastructure. In specific, the air conditioning unit. Many people don’t even consider their HVAC unit until it’s time to turn it on for the summer. Then the next thing they know, the unit isn’t pumping out cool air and they can’t figure out why. Then it’s time to call the repair place and wait for however long it takes to actually get someone out to your home.
And all of this could have been avoided by having regular maintenance done by Acclaim Air Conditiong on your air conditioning unit.
What To Do When An A/C Unit Is Broke
Luckily, there are a few regular maintenance things you can do yourself. That way, you won’t have to worry about trying to hire a repair person.
One of the easiest things to do is check the filter. Many of the problems with the A/C unit tend to be the filter. If it’s left long enough, it can get dirty and full of dust. Once this happens, the unit turns itself off automatically to avoid causing a fire.
However, if you don’t know that your A/C unit does this, you might never know how to fix it. Then you’ll have to call a repair person to come out for no reason other than to flick your unit back on.
Another common problem is not allowing the air conditioning unit to have enough space. This is true of both the unit and the thermostat. If you’ve noticed that your A/C unit is blowing more often than it should be, you may have your thermostat too close to the television or computer. This could result in the thermostat being hotter than the rest of the home.
Meanwhile, if there’s grass or plants that have grown around your compressor, it may have a difficult time getting any air flow. This could cause it to not blow air powerfully enough into your home to cool things off. These things can be easily fixed by regularly cutting the grass around your A/C unit, and ensuring that your thermostat is in an area free of any appliances.
When To Call A Repair Person
Of course, there are some things that you shouldn’t mess with at all. When these things become a problem, the only thing to do is call a repair person. However, if you have air conditioning service come out to check your A/C unit before the hot season starts, you could avoid these problems altogether!
One common problem is the refrigerant leaking or being low. If your unit is pumping out air the way it should, but that air isn’t cold, then this might be the problem. Only a licensed technician can work on a refrigerated air unit, and only a skilled one can repair a leak.
There could also be an electrical problem or a problem with the inner tubing. This can result in the pipes, or even the condenser itself, literally becoming encased in ice. If there’s an electrical problem, the unit may simply not read the thermostat at all.
As you can see, there’s a huge number of problems that can occur to make an air conditioning unit break down. This is why it’s vital to ensure you get regular maintenance. Otherwise, you could easily find that your air conditioner simply doesn’t work on a day that you really need it to.