Georgia’s summer heat is nothing to scoff at. When your home air conditioning cuts out, it can be more than an inconvenience. For some households, it may even be a hazard to family health. But while it’s always a good idea to call your local HVAC specialist if you need repairs, knowing a bit about air conditioning troubleshooting can help you fix minor issues and avert a service call.
A/C Troubleshooting Tips
- If your A/C isn’t cooling as it should be, go outside and check the condenser. It needs airflow in order to remove the heat from your home, so if anything’s been left out next to it or plants have been allowed to grow around it, clear those back. A few feet on each side should give the condenser the airflow it needs.
- Review any recent changes to your home’s infrastructure. If you’ve recently upgraded insulation, had a broken window, sealed all your air leaks, etc., you may have changed how good your home is at holding onto heat – and the appropriate sizing of your air conditioner. If you’re not sure, call up the experts to get a professional opinion.
- Consider the heat anticipator. The heat anticipator lets your system know when it has to start cooling your home; if it’s set improperly or broken, your A/C may simply not be engaging when it should.
- Clean and open vents, and check the ductwork for leaks. Ducts and vents are responsible for delivering cooled air to the living areas of your home. If vents are closed or ducts or damaged, you may not feel the cool air even when it’s circulating.
- Control your home’s humidity. The more humid it is, the warmer it will feel, in part because warm air holds heat. Check for excessive condensation around the A/C and invest in a dehumidifier if necessary.
Learn more about Indoor Solutions, Inc.’ air conditioning troubleshooting solutions, or contact us at 706-225-8241.
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