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How many of you out there have had this scenario hit them right in face: Its August and temperatures outside are in the low 100's with 90 % level of humidity. You arrive home to a nice cool home and are glad you are out of the heat. As you sit on the couch relaxing after a hard day of work you realize the AC unit is running but the air inside is getting hotter as each second ticks away. If you are me you let out loud groan plus utter a few non repeatable words as you stare at the thermostat trying to figure out what is wrong. Here are some potential problems with easy potential solutions you and your family can use before calling the AC repair company and having to take out a bank loan to pay for the service:
* Check to see if the power to the AC unit is exactly on and not off. The circuit breaker could have popped during all the hot weather from the significant power demands from your home. Reset the circuit breaker or check the fuses.
* Check the batteries in the thermostat as they may need to be replaced. The best thing to do is replace these batteries every 6-9 months and then you never have to worry.
* Look at thermostat to determine on and off settings. The on condition maybe set on a higher temperature level than you think level. Adjust the thermostat to your liking as maybe one of the kids made an adjustment.
* Look at duct work to make sure there is no obstructions or debris blocking the air flow. Clear all the junk out of the way so the air flows fairly.
* Turn the inside unit off and go outside to see if outside unit is running. Check to see if the outside unit freon line is frozen. If either or both conditions exist turn the inside unit off. Trying restarting the system after ther line is no longer frozen. If the system does not work call your AC repair company right away!
* Look at air flow registers and determine if these are opened properly and adjust if not.
Most of the home inspectors I have worked with recently plus new home warranty folks have indicated that it is best to change the air filters in the duct-work every 30 days. I even had one AC company tell me to leave the filter off all together.
One other item is to have your AC system given at least a once a year check-up by your repair company.
Keep cool this summer by keeping your AC unit running properly.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.