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Air Conditioning Troubleshooting & Tips

A/C Unit "Overworked"  

One of the top reasons your AC not functioning properly is because is “working” too much. Air Conditioners are not designed to be on day and night. You have to give it a little break from time to time.

The compressor in the center of the unit is made from metal, and when the metal is heated up it expands. In contrary, when the metal gets cold it compresses, So from that “movement” of the compressor it can crack which could get pretty costly. For example, you could try to turn it off at night and open a window as nights are usually cooler than days.

Changing Filters

Changing the filter should be one of the top priorities in order to keep your system in good shape. Filters collect dust from the air inside your house, especially if your filters are on the floor. All the dirt and dust that got collected on those filters and prevents the air from normal flow in your house and clogs up your system.

The easiest way to remember how often you should change your filter is to look at the thickness of your filter. For example, if it’s 1 inch thick, it should be changed every month; if it’s 4 inches thick, it should be changed every 4 months etc. Also, if you have any pets or allergies, you should consider changing them more often.

The easiest way to remember how often you should change your filter is to look at the thickness of your filter. For example, if it’s 1 inch thick, it should be changed every month; if it’s 4 inches thick, it should be changed every 4 months etc. Also, if you have any pets or allergies, you should consider changing them more often.

Maintenance

Your HVAC system is like a your “car”: all the different parts need to be checked from time to time; if there is any problems, a mechanic needs to take a look at it and, possibly, you would need to change a part that is worn off in order to keep the whole car running. If you will never check the level of your oil in the car – the engine will seize up. So because it wasn’t maintaining the right amount of oil, the whole engine stopped working.

Your HVAC system is exactly the same. If there is a small part of it that is not working, it’s always better to replace that small part before the whole system gives up.


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