What To Do About 3 Common AC Issues

Your air conditioner does a lot of work to keep you cool, and sometimes your air conditioner needs a little help from you to keep running as efficiently as possible. When your air conditioning system acts out, it is essential to know how to respond.

Outside Air Compression Puddles 

When your air conditioner is running, it is crucial to take a look at the air compressor and see what is happening with it. If you notice that there is a puddle of water near your compressor outside, you will want to fix the situation right away.

To start with, you will want to turn off the power to your air conditioner and disconnect the power supply. Water and electricity do not mix. Then you will want to bring in a professional to get to the root of the problem. You may have a bad seal on your unit, the condensate pan may be damaged, or the air filter may be broken. You want to find what is wrong and fix it so water isn't getting close to such an essential electrical component.

Leaking Refrigerant

The refringent that allows your unit to produce cool air is supposed to always stay inside the unit. However, sometimes it can come out when a pipe or part within your air conditioner becomes damaged and a minor refrigerant leaks out.

When the refrigerant starts to leak out, you will notice the fluid around the unit. You will also see that your air conditioner doesn't seem to be keeping things as cool as it should, which is a side effect of a lack of refrigerant in the unit. A professional repair technician can come out, fix up whatever part is leaking, and add new refrigerant to the unit, getting it back to blowing out the cold air you desire.

Stuffy Air

If you feel like the air coming out of the unit is a little stuffy, you need to change the air filter. When the air filter gets all clogged up, the airflow will become restricted, and air will not flow properly through the system. This can cause the airflow to feel restricted and even stuffy. You can change and clean the filter on your own. If you don't know how to do that, you can work with a professional to learn how to change out the air filter.

If your unit is acting up, it is essential to take proper action. If there is water around the outside condenser, don't keep using the unit until the water issue is resolved. If it is leaking refrigerant, get the leak patched up immediately. If the airflow feels off, start by cleaning or changing the filter. For more information, contact an air conditioning repair service to learn more.

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Maintaining Your HVAC Unit

My husband and I live in an older brick ranch home. Since we moved into this house ten years ago, we’ve been slowly renovating it. We installed new hardwood and tile floors. We’ve also replaced cabinet hardware and installed a new backsplash in the kitchen. While we’ve definitely completed some upgrades, we still have a lot of work to do. One of our future purchases will be a new HVAC system. Our unit is twenty years old. However, to keep it running efficiently for the time being, we have it regularly inspected. In order to properly maintain the air conditioning unit at your home, you should consider having an HVAC contractor examine it annually. On this blog, you will discover the things an HVAC contractor looks at during an annual inspection.

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