Warm weather hits the area where you live in and the temperatures start getting unbearable. You instinctively reach for the remote and hope that the A/C system provides some much-needed comfort. Unfortunately, your air conditioning system does not turn on, the thermostat glitches, or the A/C blows warm/hot air. Some of the most common A/C problems include tripped circuit breakers, blown fuses, thermostats not programmed properly, and low refrigerant levels. In this post, we have compiled a checklist regarding A/C repair, i.e., the tools you need, areas to inspect, type of A/C, and more.
Before attempting any repairs, check and see if your toolbox contains the following items:
In addition to compressed air, homeowners may require the following A/C spare parts:
Central A/C systems have outdoor compressors that require adequate airflow to work correctly. There should be between 2 and 3 feet of space between the compressor and any structures or plants. There should also be at least 5 feet of clearance between the top of the unit and any trees above.
If you have installed a forced-air heating and cooling system, it is important to vacuum the registers regularly to remove any dust buildup. In addition, remove any object that may be blocking the airflow through your registers.
Smart and programmable thermostats allow homeowners to easily control the temperatures in their homes and stay comfortable during warm weather. If the temperature seems off, ensure that your thermostat is not exposed to direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause thermostats to register the wrong temperature.
It is normal for A/C systems to produce sounds when the compressor cycles on and off or the usual whir of the fan. If you hear vibrating noises, it may indicate that the A/C unit was not installed correctly. Check that the A/C system is sitting securely in the window and refer to the owner’s manual to confirm that no A/C installation instructions were missed.
Hot air can get in and cold air may escape if the seals around your window A/C are damaged. Consider resealing your window A/C unit with weather stripping if necessary. Although most new A/C window systems come with insulation panels that can be placed over the plastic adjustable side panels, homeowners may still need to use weather stripping around the perimeter of the unit to maximize efficiency.
When you hire a professional A/C repair team, you don’t have to worry about various safety codes. These individuals have been trained specifically for these tasks and know exactly how to repair a certain problem without putting your property or loved ones in any danger. In addition, they can fix A/C problems in the least amount of time required. In some cases, homeowners end up paying more than they would pay for professional A/C repairs when they attempt to fix problems themselves.
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