The state of the air conditioner in your Oakland, Missouri, home impacts so much more than indoor comfort. A neglected AC system will result in poor indoor air quality, which can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Air conditioners that go without maintenance are likely to endure a lot of repairs and replacements, too. Fortunately, many AC problems don’t require costly fixes. Changing the air filter and investing in preventive maintenance are key solutions to addressing common spring AC problems.
If your AC system keeps tripping the breaker, you can flip it to see if that fixes the problem. If it doesn’t, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. There’s a good chance there’s a loose wire or bad capacitor, both of which are problems that a professional needs to handle. Fixing the problem promptly is essential to preventing a more costly issue, like having to replace the whole unit.
One of the most common reasons that an AC unit can’t effectively cool a home is because the filter is dirty. Everything from dirt and dust to pet dander will quickly clog an air filter. The dirtier the filter, the less efficient the air conditioner. Plus, a dirty filter leads to poor indoor air quality, which is harmful to your health. A simple fix to this problem is to change the filter once a month. If you change your filter and are still experiencing issues, it’s time to contact us and schedule a visit.
For the AC unit to cool your home, you must set the thermostat to the cooling mode. If the thermostat is on cooling mode but the AC system still doesn’t kick on, give us a call. If you’re using an older thermostat, now’s the perfect time to upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat. Both of these types of thermostats rarely fail and reduce cooling expenses greatly.
Averill Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist you with all of your AC repair and maintenance needs. Give us a call at (314) 427-3825.
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