A central air conditioning system is a great device to have in the hot months of summer as long as it is working well, but there are many things that can go wrong with a central AC system that will prevent it from operating properly and efficiently. One common cause of problems with central air stems from a dirty air filter. Here are some of the effects a dirty air filter can have on your system.
The grates surrounding your air conditioner outside should be inspected often. Fallen leaves and twigs that blow in during a storm can get trapped in these grates. Along with this debris, you may spot rust stains, which are indicative of a bigger problem. Here are some causes for these rust stains and the repairs that can be made by an HVAC contractor.
Evaporator Coil Is Rusted and Filled with Holes
Your air conditioning system is easily among the most important appliances that you have. However, you may not have given much thought about the steps necessary for keeping these units working as efficiently as possible. If this is the case for you, the following few tips may help you to avoid some common sources of inefficiency.
Turn Up The Thermostat Before You Leave The House
There are many individuals that may not adjust the temperature on the thermostat prior to leaving the house.
Selling a home can be a trying feat, but in a lot of cases, it is your attention to the small details which will make all the difference in how a potential buyer perceives your house. This fact is especially true when it comes to the functional components associated with the plumbing. Even the slightest indication of plumbing problems could easily send a buyer off with the wrong impressions. If you plan to put your house up for sale, there are a few plumbing upgrades and repairs that must be handled before the first showing ever occurs.
If you notice increased energy bills or your home air conditioner isn't cooling properly, there could be a flex air duct leak. Not only do leaky air ducts cost money, but leaks cause poor air quality from all the debris trapped in the system. It is possible to fix leaky air ducts yourself. Here are tips to fix the problem.
Prepare to Work
For this project, you need:
work gloves safety glasses drop light and extension cord (optional) damp rag scraper pliers putty knife fab mesh paint brush panduit straps (zip ties for flex ducts) staple gun (optional) mastic caulk air duct mastic sealant .