The thought of trying to make it through a summer without a working air conditioning system is unthinkable. Not only does your air conditioning system replace warm air with cooled air, but it will also work to get rid of the excess humidity that is found in the summer as well. When you turn on your AC system this summer and are disappointed to find that it isn’t working as it should, Absolute Plumbing & Mechanical is here to walk you through some troubleshooting that will hopefully get you on your way to a cooler house.
Change Air Conditioner Filter
If it has been a while since you replaced the air filter on your HVAC system, this could be the cause of an AC system that isn’t cooling very well. You should be replacing your air filter every single month to ensure your AC system is getting the air flow needed to work to efficiently cool your home.
Check for Air Leaks Around Windows & Doors
If your AC is running constantly and your home is still warm, you may have leaking seals somewhere. The seals around your windows and doors play a big role in keeping your house heated and cooled. When there are significant leaks there, no matter how hard your AC will try to cool your home, it will still have warm air rushing in.
For those with forced air HVAC systems, you should be cleaning the registers so that there is proper air flow there. Dirt, dust and debris start to build up there and make it nearly impossible for air to move through them.
Recommended Thermostat Settings
You may have forgotten to turn the thermostat on the cooling setting rather than heat. If you have a programmable thermostat, you will have the ability to set it at a comfortable temperature and walk away. This is the best way to regulate temperature in your home and save on energy costs.
Clean Around Air Conditioner Condenser
If there is a high amount of debris around your outside unit, it may not be able to function as it should. You should remove any of the branches, bushes and other leaf litter that can pile up during the winter before you turn on your AC in the spring. You should have at least 2-3 feet of space between your unit and any plants or debris.
Don’t Skip Annual AC Tune Up Maintenance
Many people discount the value of annual AC maintenance. That is, until their AC isn’t working properly anymore. Performing annual maintenance on your AC system will ensure your system is working as efficiently as possible. This will also help you avoid costly repairs down the road.
Central Air Conditioning Services & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston & Greater Houston, Texas
There is no one you can trust more than the professionals at Absolute Plumbing & Mechanical to handle your annual maintenance and other air conditioning needs. We have the training and expertise needed to ensure the job is done right and your system is ready to keep you cool all summer long. Call us today!