28 Jul Total Plumbing& Heating – Is it Time for A/C Maintenance in Thornton?
This summer is hot, and it’s only getting hotter. In fact, most meteorologists are predicting that 2016 will be the hottest year on record since we started keeping track. That means air conditioners around Thornton, and across the country, are having to work overtime – leading to faster breakdowns, especially if it’s been awhile since they’ve been serviced.
Four Common Signs an A/C System Needs Maintenance
- Low airflow, even with a new filter.
When having A/C problems, the filter is generally the first place to start. Cleaning or replacing it will generally solve a lot of issues. However, if you have a new air filter and you’re still getting reduced airflow, that indicates more serious clogs either within the unit or within your ducts.
- Visible dust coming out of vents.
This is another problem which may be solved simply by changing the air filter. If that doesn’t take care of the issue, it generally indicates that either the indoor unit or the outside air exchange have become clogged. If the outdoor unit is visibly covered in debris, you may be able to clean it yourself. However, you’ll want a professional to help if the clog is inside the machinery.
- Liquid pooling around the indoor unit.
In the event you see water on the floor near an indoor A/C unit, it needs immediate attention. This generally indicates a problem with the condenser, tray, or hose which ensure excess moisture is collected and drained far away from the A/C unit itself. Contact Thornton plumbers and air conditioning experts from Total Plumbing& Heatingto ensure this is fixed ASAP, before it causes serious problems with the unit.
- Unresponsive thermostats.
If your thermostat isn’t responding correctly to changes you make, or failing to switch on\off as it reaches threshold temperatures, there’s no real DIY solution here. You’ll almost always need a new thermostat. The good news is that modern electronic thermostats are much more energy efficient, as well as being easier to use. So it’s an upgrade that’s easily worth making.
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