Monday, June 5, 2017

Why Is the AC Not Cooling the House?

The heat of summer is the worst time to experience problems with your HVAC unit, but it is the most likely time for it to be noticed. Many times the problem is simple, but you need to call in a technician if it seems to be a deeper, more serious issue. 

Dirty Coils

The overall efficiency of your AC unit is reduced when the coils are dirty. A technician can use an acid-based solution to remove built up dust, grime, dander and pet hair that clings to the coils. You will notice a difference right away.

Blocked Vents

Check the vents in all of the rooms to make sure items have not been inadvertently placed over the openings. You may need a technician to check for blockages in the vents. Holes in the vents can also leak the cool air out before it ever reaches the needed areas of your home.

Low Freon Levels

The substance that helps create the cool air can leak out, even with a pinhole size intrusion. This will cause ice to build up on the coils when the unit is working. You will need to have the unit repaired and recharged.

Constant Traffic

Having doors to the outside opened and closed frequently can make it seem as if the ac is not doing a thing to chill the environment. Limit the traffic, when possible, during the hottest parts of the day. You should quickly notice a difference.

Dirty Filter

The filter for your HVAC unit should be twice a year. Once at the beginning of the hot months and again before the cold sets in. You need free air movement for the unit to function properly. Dust and dander can make an ac filter dirty in a short amount of time. Check this more frequently if you have a full house and lots of pets.

Parts Breakdown

There are a few parts that can break down and need replaced on an HVAC unit. Some are more expensive than others. It is best to bring in a qualified technician to get the proper diagnosis if the unit has stopped working. trying to repair it yourself can cause more damage. 

Contact specialists like CC Air and Heat for all of your ac repair Williamsburg VA.

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