Three Things To Know About Air Conditioner Problems

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Three Things To Know About Air Conditioner Problems

Three Things To Know About Air Conditioner Problems

10 August 2017
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Without an air conditioning system, your home could quickly reach extremely uncomfortable and potentially dangerous temperatures during the hottest times of the year. Yet air conditioning systems are devices that are frequently poorly understood by those who are responsible for caring for them. Here are some important things you need to know:

Do The Needs Of Your Air Conditioning System Change Throughout The Year?

It is important to realize that your air conditioning system will have different needs depending on the season. During the hot summers, your system will need to be regularly cleaned to prevent the vents and air intakes from becoming clogged or blocked. During the winter months, you should work to prevent ice from gathering on the system. As the spring months arrive, you should schedule to have the system serviced so that it will be in peak operating condition during the months when you will need to use it the most.

What Are The Potential Causes Of The Air Conditioning Failing To Cool The Home?

A day may come when you find that the air conditioning system has lost the ability to adequately cool the air in your house. To determine the cause of this problem, you will need to closely examine the way the system is behaving. If there is no air coming out of the vents, this likely indicates a mechanical problem is the source of the problem. However, if the system is blowing air that has not been cooled, it could mean that the system's refrigerant needs to be replaced or supplemented.

If You Notice A Leak, What Should You Do?

Noticing a leak coming from your air conditioning system can be somewhat stressful. While you may be worried about expensive repairs, these repairs are often fairly minor if you take the appropriate steps to limit the damage. In fact, you may be able to repair this problem by simply having a damaged hose replaced.

The first steps you should take are to limit the amount of refrigerant that is leaking out onto the ground. To do this, you may want to place a pan under the leak. While this may not seem like it will be important, the refrigerant can be toxic to the environment and pose a health risk to pets and small children, so you want to prevent the leak from spreading toxins through the ground.

To limit the damage and other complications, you will want to avoid using the system until the leak is repaired. Luckily, emergency air conditioning repair services, such as D & R Service Inc, can often have this repair completed within a day.  

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I used to routinely get calls from HVAC contractors in my area offering annual maintenance contracts. As soon they would identify themselves, I would quickly say no thank you and hang up. After all, my heating and cooling system was working fine. Why would I spend money on services I clearly didn't need? Boy was I wrong! A few years ago, my AC unit suddenly stopped working. I called my HVAC contractor to have it repaired and assumed that my warranty would pick up the bill. That was until I learned my warranty was voided due to a lack of maintenance. Out of nowhere, my decision to ignore those maintenance calls was about to cost me more than a $1,000. I know there are others out there like me. It is my hope that this site will provide them with the knowledge they need to avoid the mistakes I made.