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AC Repair Tips

Most of the time, when an appliance in your home is malfunctioning or seemingly so, you always think of seeking a technician right away. Yet most of these troubles can be mended by common sense. Technicians are like doctors, you should only call them if the situation requires their expertise.

The two most common troubles of air conditioning that people encounter are that the unit doesn’t cool the house and that the unit has little or no airflow at all. Well, like the physicians, before they prescribe medicines or do procedures they establish first the cause of the problem.

To detect the trouble you must hold your hand in front of any cooling vents in the house. By doing so you will know if the air is warm or cold, yet not blowing enough to circulate the cold air in the house. Warm air coming out from the vent means there is a cooling problem, while poor blow corresponds to an airflow problem.

Cooling problems requires you to check the thermostat and make sure that it is set to cool option. If it doesn’t work, most probably you are low on coolant so you need to ring your AC dealer. If the trouble is airflow, you need to make sure that the vent is fully open. If it still doesn’t work, check to see if the filter is dirty and clean it. However, it is advisable to replace it with a new one.

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