You Don't Have To Make The Same Mistakes

I always took my home's heating and cooling system for granted. That is until I found myself battling one of the hottest days in years and my air conditioner simply refused to turn on. After contacting my local HVAC contractor, I learned that my cooling coils had frozen over from a lack of maintenance. He did get my AC back up and running that day, but he also helped me to look at my heating and cooling system in a whole new light. I have spent a lot of time over the last few years learning more about how to properly maintain my HVAC system and ultimately lower my energy costs. Today, I would like to share this knowledge with you so that I can help you to avoid some of the costly mistakes I have made in the past.

Three Common Repairs Air Conditioning Systems Need


Air conditioning systems are one of the most complex systems used in any home, which is why they are more subject to possible problems than any other system. However, luckily these problems are easily repairable and diagnosed. On top of this, there are many common problems that are easily recognizable and easy to take care of. Here are three of those most common issues:

  1. Low Refrigerant: Low refrigerant levels often means that there is a leak. This problem is easily recognizable since the refrigerant is used to create cool air. If the levels are low, your AC is likely blowing out warm air, or at least lukewarm air. If you notice this, you will want to call in the professionals who can easily locate where the leak is and from there, seal it, adjust the refrigerant levels, and test that the AC is now blowing out the cool air it is supposed to. 
  2. Frozen Coils: The coils are what helps move the cool air through the system and into the home. If there is absolutely no air coming from the vents, then you might have frozen could. This typically happens when the air filters are clogged since it's not getting any warm air moving through the system that is keeping the coils from freezing up as they convert this warm air to cool air for the home. You might be able to resolve this on your own by replacing or cleaning the filters and opening all the vents to ensure that there is proper air flow in the system. 
  3. Blown Fuses: A blown fuse is also a common problem usually due to clogged air filters, as well. This happens because the AC is overworking itself to move air that simply isn't moving because of the clog. If replacing the air filters doesn't resolve the problem after you have reset the fuse, then there is definitely a larger problem that requires a professional to inspect for. Don't delay on this since an overworked AC system costs an excessive amount in energy bills every month and does not effectively keep the home cool. 

When you know the underlying issues behind these common problems and how to resolve them, you can be sure that when you run into them, you will know exactly what needs to be done. Be sure to get it taken care of right away too so that the problem does not become any larger. Contact a local ac repair service for more information and assistance. 


12 December 2017