Affordable Service Knows that now summer has begun, it’s time for a quick check up to make sure your air conditioning units are working as efficiently as they can to help keep you cool. Our technicians have come up with some at home checks that you can do, as well as when to call in a certified team of specialists.
One of the easiest at home checks you can do it to make sure that your thermostat is set correctly. Oftentimes, your thermostat may simply be set to fan only, which can actually pull in hot air from the outside! Switching the termostat to the cooling option with your adjusted temperature setting should take care of that. Be sure to check your thermostat’s manual for more troubleshooting tips. If that doesn’t seem to solve the issue, please make sure to give Affordable Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric a call to schedule an appointment.
Another issue that arises during the summer heat is leaking refrigerant. Over the years a small leak in the cooling coils can cause your system to not cool and can make for a costly repair. Maybe you’ve noticed that last summer your home seemed cooler and the air conditioner wasn’t running as often, this could be a sign that there is a leak that needs to be fixed. Your unit is installed with a lifetime supply of the refrigerant, meaning that it should last as long as the unit does. If there is a leak, we may be able to find it and refill it, and get your air conditioner back up to working efficiently. If a leak cannot be located and filled, Affordable may suggest replacing your unit with an air conditioning unit that’s much more efficient and cost-effective in the long run.
Another way your air conditioning unit may not be working efficiently is if it is leaking air through the ducts into your attic or crawl space. Air ducts are often out of sight- out-of-mind and can easily go unnoticed. Leaking air ducts can affect not only the comfort of your home but can increase your utility bill considerably. The technicians at Affordable Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric are trained in finding and repairing leaks in your air ducts from settling or previous faulty installations.
The staff at Affordable Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning wants your summer to be as cool as you are! We are here for all of your Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric needs. You can call us at