Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.
Do you own a home with an air conditioner? Has it been acting up lately, making the interior temperature higher than what you're comfortable with? An air conditioner that is broken should be repaired by a professional, but sometimes the air conditoner may not actually be broken. There are some things that you may want to try while you wait for the service technician to arrive and take a look at the appliance. A couple of things that you should check include:
Change the filter: Many modern filters say that they can go for months at a time before they need to be changed. What they don't always say is that this is under optimal conditions. During spring, excess amounts of pollen may cause the filter to clog more quickly than usual. This can also be true if there is construction near your home that is causing a lot of dust to be in the air. A clogged filter can make your air conditioner work harder as it tries to pull air through the system. Eventually, the hard work may cause the appliance to actually break in some way, requiring you to call a company that provides air conditioning services to come out and fix it. Installing a new filter in time can prevent this damage from happening.
Check the batteries: If your air conditioning system has a modern thermostat, chances are good that it contains a number of batteries. These batteries are used to keep temperature settings in the event of a power failure. When the batteries start to fail, your thermostat may refuse to work properly in an attempt to warn you that this is occurring. Although dead batteries aren't exactly harmful to your air conditioner, a thermostat that is acting up may prompt an unnecessary call to your local air conditioning services company. Try changing the batteries in your thermostat to see if the situation improves before you call in a service technician.
Clean the unit: Air conditioning units that sit on the ground can sometimes attract more dirt and debris than units that are atop your home. Make sure that the unit itself and the surrounding area are free of dead flower petals and leaves that may have been blown in by the wind. If it hasn't rained for a while, it may be a good idea to hose down your unit to remove any finer dust and debris that has collected on the unit. You may still need to place a call to your air conditioning services company to have a technician sent out, but doing this may also restore your air conditioner to a higher level of efficiency.Share