It's probably been a while since you last used your window air conditioner. In fact, you may even have it tucked away in a corner of your attic or storage area. But with the wintertime chill giving way to springtime warmth, now's the time to press your window A/C unit back into service. But before you do that, here are a few things you'll want to do to get it ready for the long and hard work ahead of it.
While air conditioner is still considered a luxury in cooler climates, it's a life-saving necessity in areas where summer temperatures rise above 90 degrees F. If your air conditioner is still running but turns itself on and off regularly, you need to act quickly before the unit shuts down entirely. Discover why your A/C is following such an unusual operation pattern and how to fix it before the problem worsens.
With warmer weather on the way, now is a good time to make sure your home's heat pump is up to the task of keeping your home cool and comfortable. It's usually a good idea to check your heat pump's reversing valve prior to transitioning your heat pump to cooling duty. The following offers an in-depth guide for diagnosing and correcting potential reversing valve issues. Reasons Behind Reversing Valve Failure
Maybe the problem just started or maybe it's been going on for awhile, but your air conditioner is making odd noises that have you concerned. Although these appliances aren't able to talk (yet), it's still possible to interpret the clanks and bangs your unit is making to diagnose the cause. Here are a few different sounds air conditioners make when something is wrong and their potential sources. Rattling Noises The most common reason for rattling noises is debris.
Living in a dry area or near a lot of vehicle traffic often leaves your home coated in thick layers of dust, even when you wipe everything down on a weekly basis. Upgrading the air filtration equipment on your central HVAC system is a lot more efficient than trying to manage the problem with a free-standing purifier in every room. Both electrostatic fabric filters and powered electronic air cleaners improve the quality of your indoor air, but each one offers a different set of benefits and drawbacks.