Did your air conditioner suddenly stop? If you're not sure what to do next, take a look at the do's and don'ts of AC repair.
Do Call a Repair Contractor
Air conditioning repair is not a do-it-yourself job. While a DIY approach may seem like the most cost-effective option, it could cause additional damage. This could result in the need for additional (and pricey) repairs. Beyond the potential for extra costs, a DIY repair could pose a serious safety hazard.
Many homeowners install their water heaters out of sight, so it's common for minor repair issues to go unnoticed. As long as the unit supplies the required amount of hot water, a homeowner rarely thinks of their water heater. However, when there's an emergency repair issue that requires plumbers' immediate attention, a homeowner will suddenly be very aware of the contribution their water heater makes to improve their lifestyle. This article will highlight the most common emergency water heater repairs that will snap any homeowner out of their oblivion.
Understanding your central HVAC system is a big part of being properly prepared when it comes to taking care of your home. With so many misconceptions about these systems, it is easy to make mistakes and unfortunately, some of them can be costly mistakes. This guide on central HVAC systems will help to dispel many common misconceptions.
Central HVAC systems are great because they require no maintenance
Another common misconception is that central HVAC systems are so great because they are maintenance-free systems.
When it comes time to give your air conditioning system a thorough inspection, taking a few extra short steps can make all the difference. Having your circuit and electrical components inspected, your drains checked, and your outdoor unit cleaned will make sure your air conditioner runs well all summer long.
Your air conditioner requires electricity to function, so a thorough electrical inspection should be a high priority. Beyond an inspection of the unit itself, it also helps to make sure the circuit it runs on is in good shape.
You've probably noticed how you feel hotter outdoors when the humidity is high. It's not your imagination. You feel cooler when the humidity is lower, and that's one of the benefits of a central air conditioning unit — it pulls humidity from the air in your home.
An AC unit removes humidity through condensation, and all that water has to go somewhere, so your AC has a drainage system that is made up of a collection pan and drain.