Feb 3, 2012
Hopefully, you’ll never have to feel the sweltering inferno that results when your air conditioner works poorly or breaks down. However, an inefficient air conditioner is more common than you may think. Fortunately, there are many ways to amend the situation in your White Oak, Texas, home. If your air conditioner struggles to reach the proper temperature, follow these tips to fix the problem.
Central air conditioners use forced air to cool the home. Before the cool air reaches the rooms in your home, it’s forced through a filter and ductwork. The filter removes contaminants and dust from the air to improve air quality. If it gets clogged, not only does your air quality suffer, but it also limits air flow. This puts extra stress on your air conditioner while limiting its cooling capacity. To avoid this situation, remember to change your air filter at least once every 30 to 90 days.
If you have an old, mercury-based thermostat, it’s far less accurate than digital versions, which could result in the wrong temperature. Replace these old units with either a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat. Both of these units are far more accurate and work with your air conditioner to provide the temperature you want. Smart thermostats even go the extra mile, allowing you to change the temperature via a Wi-Fi connection.
In an ideal world, your air conditioner would run forever without any outside assistance. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Your air conditioner gets wear and tear, especially if you don’t keep up with routine or preventive maintenance. This results in a unit that struggles to achieve the temperature you want. To combat the problem, schedule routine maintenance at least once a year to keep your system running strong.
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