19 DIY Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Tips
DIY Maintaining Air Conditioners
If you are getting ready for a new season or your air conditioner has recently malfunctioned, here are some tips to maintaining it yourself.
Common Causes for Malfunctions
The following reasons are ways your air conditioner can malfunction.
• Losing Power
• Lack of Fuel
• Lack of Fuel Ignition
• Thermostat Failure
• Failed Distribution Equipment
Dangers of Improper Maintenance
The following risks are associated with improper maintenance of your unit.
• Dirt Accumulation
• Electrical Failure
• Poor Cooling and Heating
• Costly Repairs
• Premature Unit Replacement
• High Energy Bills
• Gas Leakage
Tips to Air Conditioner Maintenance
When properly maintaining your air condition, you can lower energy bills and help your unit last longer. Having a full operable system at all times increases your home comfort. Inspect your air conditioner yearly to ensure optimal functions. This takes only an hour of your time and well worth the investment. Follow this list of tips to maintaining your air conditioner.
1. Check for cracked or broken shingles.
2. Caulk and weather strip your doors, windows, chimneys, and flues.
3. Never block room vents with furniture or wall art so they can release the air freely
4. Set your thermostat high in the summer and low in the winter.
5. Close the fireplace damper when not in use.
6. Check for crumbling grout.
7. Insulate the attic, basement, crawl spaces, ducts, and walls.
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