Air Conditioners are something that most of us rely upon. While, for most residents of Spring Hill Air Conditioning is the solution to keeping their home comfortable, dust free and cool, the maintenance is one important thing that is often overlooked. This brings serious problems resulting to the deterioration of the machine even before the ten-year mark which is the estimated lifespan for most machines. Neglecting annual maintenance checkups and cleaning can also pose a threat in both the machine functionality and the health of the users.
However, while big problems are appropriately attended to by technicians, some of the bugs aren’t that serious and can be fixed in minutes.
For residents of Spring Hill Air Conditioning units can sometimes be fixed with these quick hacks.
Air Conditioning System Won’t Turn On
Blame it on a blown circuit breaker or fuse, or the internal switch that’s been turned off.
These steps will help you find the solution to a stubborn system that won’t turn on.
- Make sure that the thermostat is set to the COOL settings
- Check and ensure that the thermostat is set below the room temperature, about 2-3 degrees
- See to it that the 240 volt circuit breaker controlling the air conditioning compressor and the 120 volt circuit breaker controlling the units’ furnace blower or even the separate air handler is turned on and is running.
- See if the air conditioner switch is turned on. This comprises of an external safety tip. You may find it outside the residence wall, just adjacent to the unit.
Air Conditioner Isn’t Getting Rid of Humidity
This is a result of an air conditioning unit that is larger than the prescribed size for the residence or building. Excessive humidity in the place due to a lack of spray foam protection, roof holes, water leaks or poorly sealed or open windows during humid days are another exit point for the air.
Watch out for the oversized system as it turns on and off from time to time and does not have the ability to adequately dehumidify the premises. The system attempts to cool air quickly, which in turn prevents the humid, warm air from dehumidifying when it sweeps across the cooling coil. Inappropriate air conditioning systems have no other solution but to have it replaced by the right size unit.
If the home is equipped with the proper sized unit but still has poorly distributed ventilation:
- Check if all windows are tightly closed, examine holes and gaps.
- Try your best to seal these gaps by covering them with silicone sealant, cement, epoxy or any material that can keep the air from escaping.
Maria Pasekka is a hands-on mom who loves DIY home decoration and maintenance and puts them into writing for her readers to use at home.