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3 Common Air Conditioning Problems and Their Solutions

Air conditioners use about 5% of all electricity used in the country and they use about 6% of an average household’s energy. They are incredibly important in keeping your home comfortable, which is why we recommend learning about your air conditioner and becoming aware of some common air conditioning problems. Handyman Connection of Chicago NW explains more:

Air Conditioning Problems

Improper Operation

This is one of the most common air conditioning problems around. Your system will not be able to keep you cool and comfortable if you don’t use it properly. Make sure to isolate the air conditioned room or group of connected rooms from the rest of your home. Make sure that there are no gaps or cracks where air can escape. You can also use energy-efficient window treatments to block the solar heat and prevent it from affecting the room’s temperature.

Refrigerant Leaks

Unfortunately, other air conditioning problems require professional help. Inadequate maintenance, faulty installation, and poor service procedures can all adversely affect the performance of your air conditioner. For instance, if your air conditioner is low on refrigerant then it is probably leaking or undercharged at installation. You need to ask a trained technician to fix any leaks, test the repair, and charge your system with the right amount of refrigerant.

Inadequate Maintenance

Dirty or clogged air filters can restrict airflow through an air conditioning unit and reduce its ability to cool the air. Your air conditioning system will have to consume more energy to keep you comfortable. You need to routinely replace or clean your air filters and check your air conditioner’s evaporator coil every year. For window air conditioners, you need to inspect the window seals to prevent conditioned air from escaping. Hire a qualified professional if your unit requires more than basic maintenance.

Asking for professional help is the best way to ensure that your air conditioning system stays in good condition. That same principle applies to the rest of your home. Handyman Connection of Chicago NW is here to help you if you need assistance with home maintenance, decking, painting, remodeling, carpentry, and other home improvement tasks. Contact us to learn more tips about your air conditioner. You can also request a free estimate.

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