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3 Tips for Troubleshooting Basic Air Conditioning Problems October 10, 2017

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3 Tips for Troubleshooting Basic Air Conditioning Problems, Chillicothe, Ohio

A malfunctioning air conditioning unit always seems to occur at the least opportune times, typically when extreme temperatures are accompanied by thick, muggy humidity. For many homeowners, unexpected repairs can cause a surge of panic because they haven't budgeted for the expense, but, luckily, some problems have an easy fix. While air conditioning units are complex systems that can be challenging to troubleshoot without proper training, there are some basic cooling problems you can tackle on your own.

How to Fix Basic Air Conditioning Problems

1. Reduced Cooling Power

A common complaint during the summer is a reduction in cooling power, and a dirty filter is usually the cause. When the mechanism becomes clogged with dust, dirt, and dander, it can block the flow of air and prevent your system from functioning correctly. Fortunately, you can easily change the filter out on your own and get back to a perfect climate-controlled home.

Air Conditioning When it's a filter problem, it typically occurs slowly, but, if you've noticed an issue overnight, it may be a result of a refrigerant leak. If the reduced cool air occurs during bouts of extreme heat, your unit may be too small to handle the cooling requirements of your home. Both refrigerant and unit size issues require the assistance of a professional.

2. Inconsistent Room Temperatures

Another common air conditioning issue is inconsistent temperatures across the rooms in your home. Such an issue is usually caused by leaks due to faulty seals around your windows, doors, or ventilation shafts. Check the seals and caulking around exterior access points for damage, and then apply new seals or repair visible openings. While window and door leaks are easy to rectify on your own, duct leaks should be left to the professionals.

3. Decreased Power

Air conditioning units that won't kick on are another common problem. Fortunately, this malfunction is almost always associated with a blown fuse and can be fixed within seconds. Check your breaker box and find the switch for your indoor or outdoor cooling unit. In some cases, it may be flipped off already, so you simply need to switch it back to the correct position, but, if it isn't, try turning the power off and on again. If this process doesn't immediately kick the unit on, then you may be facing more serious issues.

When air conditioning problems arise, turn to the professionals at Lenox Heating & Cooling for expert repairs. The family-owned and -operated business has provided high-quality, affordable, and dependable air conditioner and heater services throughout the Chillicothe, OH, area since 1988. They also offer preventative maintenance agreements designed to keep your HVAC systems running efficiently and safely. Learn how their agreement can reduce your air conditioner parts costs online, and schedule your appointment by calling (740) 702-2665.

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