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Tips To Try When Your Home Air Conditioner Loses Its Cool

It is the middle of the sweltering summer in Fayetteville, and your air conditioner has lost its cool. Before calling a specialist for maintenance, there are a few tips you can try to bring comfort and cool air back into your home.

  • Check the filters: Clogged filters will prevent maximum airflow to the unit, which will lower the amount of air cooled by the evaporator coils. During heavy air conditioner use, check filters regularly for dirt buildup or clogs; replace or clean (where applicable) filters as necessary.
  • Inspect the ductwork: Ducts carry conditioned air to your rooms and return air back to the unit to cool again. Look for leaks at the seams on the ducts where cool air will escape and warm air will enter your ducts, changing the temperature of the air flowing to your rooms. Repair leaks with metal-backed tape or duct mastic.
  • Examine the condenser unit: The condenser unit houses the compressor, one of the main components in keeping your air cool. If it is not operating correctly, you will not have cool air in your home. Contact a professional to examine the condenser unit if you suspect it is not functioning properly.
  • Check for refrigerant leaks: If your refrigerant is low, the air conditioner will not cool your home efficiently. If you suspect leaks, contact a trained technician to inspect the system and repair any leaks. Your technician should also test the repairs and charge the system with the proper amount of refrigerant specified by the manufacturer of your system.

For a complete professional inspection of your home air conditioner, contact the friendly staff at Blanton’s Heating & A/C, serving Fayetteville and surrounding areas for over 60 years.