Staying cool when it is hot outside is essential for your overall health, which is why it can be useful to know how to troubleshoot three common air conditioning repair issues on your own. With these tips, you will be able to determine if you can fix the issue yourself or if you are going to need to call in a professional to get the cool air flowing again.
Issue #1: Air Isn't Cool Enough
When it is hot outside, it can be easy to feel like the air isn't cool enough. However, if your house isn't getting any cooler when your run your air conditioning system, then your air really isn't getting cool enough.
When your air isn't getting cool enough, the first thing you will want to do is check the air filter. When the air filter gets clogged up, which naturally happens over time, your air conditioning system will not work correctly.
Check your air filter and if it is dirty, clean it up and see if the air starts blowing cool again. If that doesn't work, then it is time to bring in a professional for a more in-depth diagnosis.
Issue #2: Thermostat Information Frozen
Second, when you touch your thermostat, the information on it should change. If the information doesn't change and the screen looks like it is frozen, the battery in the thermostat may have died. Change out the battery and see if the thermostat screen starts to work again.
If the thermostat doesn't start working again, the thermostat may have died and may need to be replaced. An HVAC technician can effectively change the thermostat for you.
Issue #3: Electric Bill Is Rising
Third, your electric bill will change throughout the year. However, the amount of power you are using from one year to the next should not change that much. If you notice that you are using a lot more power this year than last year, it is time to figure out why.
You will want to start by making sure that cool air isn't seeping out from around your windows and doors. Ensure that you don't have cracks around your windows and doors, and if you do, seal them up. If too much air is seeping out of your home, that could be driving up your electric bill.
If that doesn't solve the issue, then your air conditioning system may not be working as effectively as it should. In that case, you will want to have a professional come out and inspect your unit. There could be a damaged part that is straining your system. Or your system could be so old that it just needs to be replaced. Again, an HVAC professional will be able to make the call.
When it comes to standard air conditioning issues, first check and see if there is anything you can do to address the issue, and then call in an HVAC professional if a simple fix doesn't work.Share
17 May 2021
After my sister moved into my house with me, she started complaining about the temperature. I had never really thought about it before, or maybe I was just used to it, but my house was pretty cold. She told me that she didn't think the furnace was working properly, so I started checking things out on my own. Sure enough, my furnace seemed to be having some serious problems. I started looking for a replacement, and I was able to find a great furnace for much less than what I initially thought I would need to spend. I wanted to make this blog for anyone out there who might need to shop for a new HVAC system. Check out these great articles for information you might need.