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3 Silent Troublemakers of AC Efficiency

Is your air conditioner having trouble? No, there aren’t gremlins bouncing around the interior of your outside cabinet. That would be much louder and probably cause much more damage than what we’re going to talk about. If you’ve got a gremlin problem, you might need an exterminator rather than an HVAC professional.

For those without gremlins that are dealing with air conditioner problems, we’re here to talk about the more sinister issues. When we say sinister, we mean problems that might not be so obvious from a glance.

These types of problems are why it’s so important to call us for air conditioning in Hammond, LA. Contacting a professional at the first sign of a problem is the best way to stop these more insidious issues in their tracks. Keep reading as we get into the details about just how much trouble some of these problems can be!

Pay Attention!

When you run your air conditioner, it’s supposed to cool your home efficiently. When there are problems with this process, it can be easy to assume that you’ve just got a “faulty” system. That might not always be the case, though! Keep reading as we talk about some of the less noticeable problems we’ve come across.

Blocked Air Vents

We often get called to a home to “fix” an air conditioner that’s either running energy bills up or not cooling properly. Many of those times we discover that the culprit was not an issue in the air conditioner but in fact a blocked air vent! When air vents are blocked by furniture, rugs, or other home appliances, it can be hard for the temperature of your home to get to the right place. Your air conditioner will start to work harder trying to get everything comfortable.

If you notice your air conditioner struggling to cool certain areas of your home, then try taking a pass through your house. If any air vents are blocked, quickly unblock them and feel the difference!

Clogged Air Filter

Air filters need to be changed on a regular basis. When they’re not, an air conditioner can be stifled for airflow and start having trouble functioning normally.

The biggest problem we see with air filter changes stems from the fact that there’s no warning. Your air conditioner isn’t going to tell you when it needs the air filter changed. It’s a good idea to know that you’ll be replacing the filter every 1-3 months regardless of anything else.

An Open Window

Homes can be big, and it’s up to homeowners to make sure their house is as airtight as possible. One open window can be a huge problem for your indoor comfort. All the cooled or comfortable air that’s produced by your HVAC system could go siphoning out of that window into the world. This creates not only a waste of energy but can be devastating for the efficiency of your air conditioner. It’ll cause it to work harder for poorer results, which shortens its lifespan.

If you’re having trouble with your air conditioner, we can help. When you need it done right call Professional Heating & Air.

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