And the heat is on…
This upcoming first weekend in June is going to be a hot one. With excessive heat warnings and poor air quality, staying indoors is highly recommended. Now the question is your A/C working properly? Not only to keep you cool, bit keep your indoor air quality good to be in, especially for those with asthma and allergy problems.
It is recommended that you have an annual tune up done on your A/C unit to take preventative action for things go “hot” or awry in the hot Arizona summer. Sometimes A/C problems are simple, and sometimes a little more detailed.
We’ve put together a few tips on why your Air conditioning unit may not be running properly, or may be effecting the quality of air in your home or business. This list has been put together by an excellent a/c service company in Tempe, AZ Air & Heat.
Possible A/C Problems & Fixes
Dirty Filter. Filters easily get over looked, but should be changed monthly or bi monthly. Dirty filters can create poor indoor air quality and can coils to freeze up, leading to more problems.
Tripped Breaker. A very common cause for no “cool air” coming into your home. Before you call out an expert, check the breaker.
Duct Leak. Ducts essentially deliver the cool air to any given room. If there is a leak or hole in your ducts a few problems can occur. One, rooms will not feel cool enough. the cool air is going up into your roof space rather than your room. The leaks and holes will suck up dust and particles and deliver that throughout areas of your home, reducing air quality. Getting your ducts check for wholes and cleaned by a professional is very important.
Clogged Drain Line. These lines drain condensation from the inside air handler to the outside. If it gets clogged (usually by algae developed from the moisture, it can cause water damage in your home. You can wet vac out the line to immediately remove water.
Dirty Coils (Condenser). Dirty and clogged coils are not good for the efficiency and cooling abilities of your air conditioner. It can create more energy use, while not even cooling properly. Have your ac service man wash and clean the coils as part of an annual tune up.
Refrigerant Leaks. If you find you ac is leaking refrigerant, it should not be being it is a closed system. If it is, call out your ac repair company to come out, preventing any costly damages and the lack of cool air.
When in doubt, call a professional. There is not much more of an uncomfortable experience than being without cool air. It can actually be very dangerous. Be well prepared in the warm weather!