Your air conditioner is responsible for cooling each room of the home during the warmer months of the year. However, there are times when your system will malfunction or have difficulty reducing the internal temperature in the house. As a homeowner, you’ll need to know what’s wrong and what to do when the system isn’t working correctly. Here are a few important steps to take to troubleshoot your air conditioner, so it can perform optimally.
Check for a Clogged Filter
The AC filter can become clogged after a few weeks, and this can affect the airflow of the unit and cause dust and allergens to circulate in your house. It’s important to clean or replace the air filter every one to three months, depending on whether you have pets.
Get Rid of Dirt and Debris
Just like any other appliance in your home, the AC needs to be cleaned to avoid problems. Periodic duct cleaning can help to keep your indoor air pure as well as cool. The coil, evaporator, and condenser should all be wiped down to remove dirt or debris that is clogging the system. Your system can become overheated and damaged if excess dirt has accumulated.
Inspect the Ductwork for Cracks or Holes
The ductwork is one of the main components of the central air conditioner unit and can prevent cool air from circulating if cracks or holes have developed. You can perform a visual inspection or hire a technician to inspect the parts to determine if repairs are needed.
It’s important to know which steps to take if your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home. At Quick Refrigeration, we can help you restore the comfort in your home. Call us today to schedule an appointment, and our technicians will resolve the issue quickly.
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