Troubleshooting Your Central Air Conditioning Unit

If you are like most people you may avoid calling an air conditioning service technician to come out to your home to take a look at your unit, because it will end up costing you an arm and a leg before they take their exit. Many people try to diagnose the problem themselves. This will save them the repair costs, which is quite significant. It can be tricky, but if you do your research you will be successful in diagnosing and repairing your central air and chauffage unit.

Air Conditioning Technician

Air Conditioning Technician

Cooling Problem

If your air conditioner is not cooling your home appropriately you should first start with taking a quit look at the thermostat. It is very important that you start with the simplest solution and work your way up to the potential more serious problem. Make sure your thermostat is set on cool and at seventy-two degrees Fahrenheit. This would be a very easy fix because all you would have to do is adjust the settings. Of course, this is probably not the issue unless you have small children that like to change the settings. The next step is to change the filter.

A clogged or dirty filter can cause the restriction of airflow. After you have completed this step you should clean the condenser coil and fins. Dirt can clog the coil, which would cause decreased to no airflow. Always make sure that you service your unit often, this can help prevent breakdowns on down the road. Take this time to change your air filter and clean the dirt and debris out of your ductwork. You would be surprised at how much damage dirt and debris can do to your unit.

Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner

Buying a New Unit

If you are looking to replace your heating and air conditioning unit there are several different ways to go about doing that. You first and best option is probably to go through a heating and air contractor. The reason this is the best option is because they will not only provide the unit, but they will also provide the installation for you, and you will be guaranteed with a one-year labor warranty. That means in the first year if something goes wrong due to the way your unit was installed, then they will have to come back and fix it for you for free. But if you are looking to save a little money you can go online and shop for heating and air units. If you do choose the online option you will need to know that there are many scams online so you need to be careful about the websites you intend to purchase from.

When you buy online, these sites will wave the shipping the cost. This is good because heating and air units are very heavy, and everyone knows the heavier the shipping the more the shipping cost. Just keep in mind if you are looking to buy online you will need to do lots to research and reviews so that you don’t get ripped off.