Most Common Summer AC Issues
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It can be a real pain to experience issues with your air conditioner while trying to battle the heat of the summer. Unfortunately, summer air conditioner problems are not uncommon in Windsor homes, however, if your air conditioner is well-maintained and cared-for, often these issues can be very easily resolved. If your air conditioner is acting up, it’s most likely one of these common summer AC issues; here’s how to tell which one it is.
Clogged Air Filter
It’s a common misconception that you don’t need to change your furnace filter during the summer as your furnace is not active. This is absolutely untrue. If you have central air conditioning, the cool air in your home is distributed through your furnace, meaning you need to continue to change your furnace filter throughout the summer. If your air conditioner isn’t working, not cooling your home evenly, or blowing warm air, check to see if your air filter needs to be changed.
Thermostat Programmed Incorrectly
One of the most common summer AC issues isn’t really an issue at all, just a simple mistake. Thermostats can be tricky to use, so it can be very easy to accidentally touch the wrong button and cause trouble. If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, first check to see if your thermostat is set to COOL instead of HEAT, or if your thermostat is turned on in the first place.
Blocked Condenser Unit
The outdoor unit of your air conditioner needs to be tended to occasionally or it can become blocked. As your condenser unit pulls in warm air from the outside to cool and distribute throughout the house, it may also pull in leaves, grass, dirt, mud, and twigs. If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, take a look to see if the area around your outdoor unit is dirty or overgrown.
Refrigerant is the chemical in your air conditioner that cools the air for your home. One of the most common summer AC issues is the presence of a refrigerant leak or low refrigerant altogether. If you find that your air conditioner isn’t working properly, it could be due to a refrigerant leak; to find out, take a look at your outdoor unit and look for any ice or water forming around it.
Experiencing one of these common summer AC issues?
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