When it comes to air conditioning issues, you might be surprised to know that maintenance agreements can save you a lot of time. Do you understand all of the ins and outs of your A/C? If you’re like most people, it’s easy to overlook some common issues. Here are two of the most common ones homeowners overlook:
1. The Good Old Air Filter
We tend to take our poor air filters for granted when it comes to our air conditioners. The truth is they are the guardians of our A/C systems and play a huge part in making sure they’re running properly.
The common assumption is that air filters keep dust out of the air in our homes, which is true, but the primary job of the filter is to keep dirt and debris out of the cooling equipment. If your air conditioner is running longer than normal, not keeping up with demand, or isn’t cooling consistently, the first thing to check is your air filter.
2. Leaks or Water Around the Unit
Water around a cooling system does not necessarily spell disaster, but it’s also not something you should ignore. It could be something as simple as a blocked condensate drain. Clearing and cleaning the drain could solve the issue, however if you see a leak and it isn’t dealt with, it could cause damage in and around the unit in your house as well as result in major system malfunctions. Whatever the cause, any leaks need attention.
No matter what kind of issue you’re having with your air conditioner, regular service and maintenance can catch them before they become issues, or you may even prevent problems in the first place. For information on the right maintenance agreements for you and your cooling system, contact the pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling today.