The symptoms for a broken air conditioner are as follows: you house takes longer to cool than it used to; your monthly electric bill has spiked; or your air conditioner works sporadically, cooling efficiently sometimes, and inefficiently others. If this has ever happened to you, there’s a high probability your air-conditioner is malfunctioning. Although, the most prudent course of action is to call a licenses HVAC technical from a respected company like Parker and Sons, there are a few home repair tips we can offer that may solve your problem.
Check Air Filter
A clogged air filter will significantly reduce the performance of an air-conditioner unit. Moreover, a clogged air filter will increase energy use, which will raise your heating and cooling bills. Lastly, it will put stress on the various parts of the air conditioning unit, which will decrease the lifespan of it. Clean and change your air filter regularly and you will not be disappointed. Instructions should be included in your manual, or you can simply do a google search. Changing an AC air filter is easy.
Dust debris away from the AC condenser/compressor. Dirty coils inside and outside the unit will prevent the free flow of heat between the refrigerant in the coil and the outside air. Dirty coils will impede the function of an AC unit, but changing coils is best left to professionals.
Schedule Regular Maintenance Check Ups
This is the only surefire way to ensure that your AC is always running properly. Regular professional maintenance may not be the do it yourself tip you were looking for, but it will help preserve your AC unit indefinitely. Call Parker and Sons to service your air-conditioning needs today, and feel cool about doing it later.