If you’ve had your HVAC system turned off during the cooler weather, spring and summer can bring unpleasant surprises. If your home isn’t being cooled adequately, you might need a local air conditioner repair Laguna Hills professional. Here’s how to tell if your system needs a little TLC.
If your system is running but you’re still sweltering, that’s usually a sign that something isn’t quite right. Many people assume that inadequate cooling means that their system needs replacing, but it’s worthwhile to have a service call before making that decision. Surprisingly, sometimes basic maintenance issues can be what is preventing your current system from keeping your house comfortable.
Uneven Air Flow
Vents that don’t deliver great air flow to every room in your house can be caused by several different issues. The simplest? Poor attention to filters. If you’re not regularly cleaning or changing your filters, you can be damaging your system and placing undue stress on your compressor. (Not sure where your filters are or how to change them? We’d be happy to help. Give us a call!) Uneven air flow can also be caused by more serious issues, however, such as a problem with your duct work. In any case, this is another issue that warrants a service call.
If moisture is collecting somewhere that it shouldn’t, or your air conditioner is causing leaks or puddles, that can be an urgent problem. Thankfully, the solution is often a simple one that involves making sure the waste water line is clear. These lines, and sometimes their overflow, can become clogged with mildew over time, or occasionally blocked with insect nests, debris, or even material collected by birds. Your service professional should be able to identify the source of the leak and deal with it quickly.
If you’re still using an old thermostat, it’s entirely possible that you have a great system that is not getting the cues that it needs to keep your home comfortable. A new, programmable thermostat will not only ensure that your HVAC system is being cycled properly, but it can also save you a significant amount of money. A hidden bonus? Check with your utility company: many areas offer incentives like discounts on your electric bill for installing programmable thermostats and other energy-saving devices.
Don’t put up with a badly-performing air conditioner. Summer is just around the corner–be proactive, and stay cool!
Maintaining Your Air Conditioner – energy.gov
6 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair – www.homewarrantyreviews.com