By the time you finally get into bed at night, you might not want nothing more than to watch a fun television show in your cool, air conditioned master bedroom. Unfortunately, if you are experiencing trouble with your air conditioner, you might find yourself in a stuffy, uncomfortable space instead. However, air conditioning trouble doesn't have to come as a surprise. If you can learn to recognize the signs of trouble early, you might be able to call in the professionals before things turn sour. On my blog, you will be able to read through loads of helpful information on HVAC, so that you can detect trouble before it ruins your sleep.
Are you not happy with the performance of your air conditioner? If your AC has been lacking performance, and you don't have the funds to replace it then there might be a solution that you can do on your own, without having to pay money on repairs. A few solutions that you can do on your own to improve the performance of your air conditioner are:
Clean out Your Air Filters
Air filters that are covered in debris and dust can trap the cold air that your AC produces and this could be why your AC is constantly having to over work. To ensure that there is great airflow, you will want to open up your filters so air can properly flow through them. A great way to do so is to remove your air filters and give them a good spray with your garden hose. This will remove the dust and debris, which will help increase the amount of air that gets delivered into your home.
Check Your Refrigerant Levels
Your refrigerant fluid is what helps convert outdoor air into cold air, which then sends this cold air into your air vents. This means if you are lacking or have no refrigerant fluid left in your condenser then the air that gets delivered into your home may not be as cold as you need it to be. This is why you will want to check your condenser's refrigerant levels so you can be sure to add more fluid if it is needed. With newer fluid, and in the proper amount, you can ensure the air that gets pulled in by your condenser is quickly converted into cool and refreshing air.
Groom Your Condenser
Another factor to look into and to resolve on your own is the condition that your condenser unit is in. Your condenser is what pulls in outdoor air, so it can be converted into cold and then delivered into your home. If the airflow is compromised then your air conditioner won't produce the proper amount of cold air, which can force your AC to work harder just to make up for the lack of airflow. To be certain that your condenser is pulling in the right amount of air, you will want to groom it. A great way to do so is to clean off the vents that are on the unit. You can do this by applying a soft brush and sweeping dirt and debris off the unit or you can spray the unit down with a hose. Both of these methods are effective, and will allow you to create additional opening spaces in the vents, which will help improve the amount of air that your condenser is able to pull in.
With these simple adjustments that you can do on your own, you will likely be able to increase the performance of your air conditioner so you can obtain a cooler temperature in your home without having to constantly overwork your AC unit. If none of these suggestions help, you may have to look into local air conditioning services.Share
23 September 2015