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5 Common Air Conditioner Problems

Woman suffering a heat wave at home

A properly functioning air conditioner isn’t just a luxury in the summertime. It’s essential. To keep your loved ones cool and comfortable in the heat, you should be sure to have a professional perform regular maintenance on your system. This will not only extend the life of your unit, but it also makes sure you don’t experience any annoying interruptions to your air conditioning comfort.

At Hometech Environmental Ltd. in Aurora, we’re standing by to help with any air conditioner repairs, maintenance, or installations you may need. If you haven’t had your system looked at in a while, here are five of the most common air conditioner problems you should look out for in your home:

1. Dirty filters

All filters in your air conditioning system should be changed regularly. If they’re allowed to accumulate dust, dirt, and other detritus, you may experience musty smells in your home or, even worse, you may have higher levels of allergens and moulds.

2. Thermostat problems

If you notice that the number on your thermostat doesn’t seem to reflect the actual ambient temperature in your home, you may have a problem with your thermostat. It may simply be a matter of an out-of-balance sensor or a battery that hasn’t been changed, but if you can’t get an accurate reading on your thermostat, you won’t be able to control your home’s temperature.

3. Dusty ventilation system

As with your system’s filters, your home’s ducts should be cleaned of any dust or dirt every so often. Because most central air conditioning units work by circulating air through your house by way of these ducts, anything trapped in them will, sooner or later, find its way into your air.

4. Vents are blocked

When you’re redecorating your home, you may not immediately think of the position of your wall vents. And yet, if you’ve blocked them with couches, desks, or other household items, you may not be getting the cool air you need.

5. Windows and doors aren’t properly sealed

Sometimes problems with your air conditioning aren’t problems with your unit at all. To keep the cool air produced by your unit in your home, you should make sure that it’s not escaping through a window as quickly as it’s produced. If your home isn’t properly sealed, you’ll not only not fully cool your home, your system will also have to work harder to get the same effect and that work will show up on your energy bill at the end of the month.

Of course, the best way to make sure that your air conditioning is functioning normally is to have it checked by an expert. If you need help maintaining your air conditioning unit, contact us at Hometech Environmental Ltd. in Aurora today.


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