5 Common Air Conditioner Problems and How to Fix Them

Like any other appliance installed or in use in your home, air conditioners require maintenance and care to deliver optimal performance. Air conditioners that haven’t been kept in great condition fail to provide the required level of cooling while still keeping costs to a minimum.


To ensure your home is prepared for the summer that’s swiftly approaching, you need to know how to tackle certain air conditioner problems that arise.


Clogged air filters

No matter what kind of air conditioner you have installed in your home, clogged air filters are a common issue that arise in all of them. Air filters, therefore, need to be changed regularly to ensure your system is working to the best of its ability. Air conditioner filters can easily be changed at home, if you’re unsure about how to go about it, our technicians will be glad to help you.


Air leaks

Air leaks make your home warmer and renders the air conditioning system ineffective. Check all your home’s windows and doors to detect an air leak. The caulking between the windows might be the problem. Use some caulk to reseal the windows. If the issue lies in the ductwork, an HVAC technician will fix the issue by welding the metal.


The air conditioner unit is vibrating


Air conditioners are noisy appliances. The fan and the compressor cycling on and going off does make some noise and this is normal. However, if you hear a vibrating noise coming from any part of the air conditioner, it’s indicative off issues with the installation. Some part of the air conditioner is loose and it needs to be seen to by a professional. The sooner you have this matter seen to, the better.


Are the registers dirty?

Forced-air heating and cooling systems require constant air flow to the system. Dust and debris tends to buildup in the registers which impact performance and can cause issues along the way. Always make sure the registers are kept clean and that no objects are placed nearby that obstruct airflow, and hence it’s performance. The registers can be vacuumed to remove dust and debris.


Keep plants away from the compressor

Outdoor units require adequate air flow to the compressor. Some homes tend to keep plants near the outdoor unit to hide it and improve the curb appeal of their home, however this hinders airflow. Make sure nothing is kept near the outdoor unit for up to 2 to 3 feet at least. The same goes for any structures, as they prevent from entering the system. There should be a 5 feet clearance between the top of the unit and any branches above too.


Florida Breeze Air and Heat provides heating and cooling solutions for your home in Melbourne, FL. Our experienced technicians can do everything from regular maintenance services to installation and even repairs. Call us at (321) 951-8767 to book an appointment.

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