The Most Common A/C Problems You May See This Cooling Season
The long, hot Cincinnati summers can take a toll on your cooling system. If you haven’t already scheduled your A/C preventive maintenance, it’s not too late. An annual tune-up will go a long way toward lowering your cooling costs, extending the life of your system and preventing these common A/C problems.
Electric control failureOver time, wires and terminals may become corroded and electrical connections may loosen. During your maintenance visit, your qualified HVAC technician will check the wiring and tighten connections, as well as test the controls of the system to ensure it cycles properly.
Dust buildupDust in your system can cause the premature failure of the fan, motor and condenser. Your technician will remove the dust buildup to ensure your system operates efficiently and extend the life of these essential components. You can help prevent dust from building up inside your system by performing these tasks throughout the summer:
- Vacuum the area around your indoor unit regularly to remove dust.
- Hose down your outdoor unit monthly to remove dirt and debris from the fins.
- Check your air filter each month and replace it when it’s dirty.