It's the middle of summer and the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to stop working. You rely on it to keep your home cool and comfortable, so when it's not doing its job, it can be a real hassle. What do you do when your air conditioner is running but not cooling? There are a few possible reasons why your AC unit might be having trouble cooling your home.
Home maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to keep your home in top shape and protect your investment. Regular maintenance on your home's air conditioning system is essential to keeping it running properly and efficiently. The following are five questions about professional AC maintenance:
1. How often should you get your AC system serviced?
It is typically recommended that you have your AC system serviced twice each year, preferably in the spring before the summer cooling season begins.
How often do you have your furnace serviced? Most folks know that furnace maintenance is crucial. However, very few go out of their way to schedule a tune-up for their furnaces. They'll only call an HVAC expert when their furnace malfunctions. Amazingly, investing in furnace maintenance will offer so many benefits, as discussed below.
Reduced Your Energy Bills
Do your energy bills keep increasing, but you can't figure out what's causing the spike?
Humidity control is a critical part of any air conditioning system. Refrigerant-based systems remove humidity from the air by removing heat energy, causing moisture to condense onto the evaporator coils. Since your home's blower pushes air across the evaporator coils, the air delivered from your supply ducts should typically be less humid than the air entering the return vents.
While humidity control may seem like a secondary feature, it's crucial to maintaining a comfortable home.
When it's air conditioning season, the last thing you think about is your furnace/air handler, but you should be monitoring these systems as well, as your air conditioning system and furnace/air handler are a team. The air conditioning system uses the blower on the furnace/air handler to help distribute air around your home. Throughout the summer months, you should take a look at your furnace/air handler to be sure you don't have any unusual problems such as water coming out from the coil, which is located on the downwind side of the blower.