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Feeling the Heat? 5 of the Most Common AC Issues and How to Fix Them

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Has your air conditioning lost its chill?

There are several reasons that your AC isn’t working well. It’s important to identify these problems quickly to save you both sweat and money

Check out the five most common AC problems and what you can do to fix them.

1. Sensor or Control Problems

AC not working? It could be an issue with a sensor or control. Room AC units have a sensor behind the control panel. If it’s not properly in place, it can interfere with the air conditioner’s cycle.

The insides of air conditioners contain delicate pieces that can potentially get jarred out of place.

2. Poor Maintenance

Poor maintenance is one of the most common problems that homeowners experience with their air conditioners. It’s vital to keep filters and coils clean. If filters and coils are dirty, it makes the unit work overtime and possibly breakdown.

It’s a good idea to have an ac repair professional come in to perform an air conditioner tune-up. They will be able to identify and troubleshoot any issues. You should also have your unit serviced every year in the spring so that it’s working properly.

In addition to regular servicing, you should be changing your air conditioning filter every other month to keep air quality clean.

3. Outdoor Compressor Is Crowded

Another one of the common air conditioning problems that you may not think of is a crowded outdoor compressor. The home ac compressor needs adequate space in order to work properly.

There should be two to three feet of space between the compressor and any buildings or plants. You also want to make sure that there aren’t any trees directly above the unit.

4. Refrigerant Is Low

Refrigerant is a chemical used in air conditioners that removes the humidity and heat from the air. If the refrigerant is low, the air conditioner isn’t able to properly cool your home. You will want a professional to come in and locate and repair any leaks in the lines.

5. Drainage Problems

If there’s a clog in the pipes connect to the ac unit, then this will prevent the unit from draining properly. Dirt, dust, and lint can cause a big backup within the drainage pipes. This can then lead to a backup of water in the lines and in your home. This can potentially be a very expensive problem to remedy.

Once the clog is fixed, you will want to have the drain lines cleared regularly. Twice a year should be sufficient.

Stay Cool by Fixing These Common AC Problems

If you want to stay cool this summer, you should be aware of the most common ac problems so you can ensure that your unit is working properly. If you’re wondering how to fix the air conditioning unit, be sure to contact a professional.

Looking for more tips to keep your home in tip-top shop? Be sure to check out our home and family blog for more advice.

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