As the summer months heat up, so does your AC unit. Unfortunately, this often leads to AC problems. While some issues can be easily fixed with a little troubleshooting, others may require the help of a professional. Here are a few common AC problems and what you can do about them.
1. Dirty Air Filters
When the air filter becomes clogged with dust and dirt, it severely restricts the flow of air. As a result, the AC has to work harder to cool the home, which can lead to a range of problems, from decreased efficiency to complete system failure. Fortunately, a dirty air filter is relatively easy to fix. Simply replacing the filter with a new one can often solve the problem and get your AC up and running again. However, if you find that your AC is still having trouble after changing the filter, it’s important to call a professional.
2. Clogged Drains
When drains become clogged, they prevent water from draining properly. This can cause the unit to overheat, which can damage the compressor and other vital components. In addition, clogged drains can also cause water to back up into the home, resulting in mold and mildew growth.
3. Duct Leaks
The ductwork in your home is responsible for carrying the cooled air from your AC unit throughout the house. But if there are any holes or leaks in the ductwork, that cooled air can escape before it ever reaches its intended destination. As a result, your home will be less comfortable and your AC unit will have to work harder to maintain the desired temperature, leading to higher energy bills. Duct leaks are relatively easy to repair. A trained HVAC technician will be able to locate the leaks and seal them up, restoring your AC unit to peak performance.
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