and other FAQs
Your home’s air conditioner, furnace or heat pump uses sophisticated technology to keep you comfortable year-round. When technology fails, you want it to work again as quickly as possible. You can perform some repairs yourself, with only a small investment of time and money.
Bigger jobs may require help from a trained professional. Read on to learn more about causes and fixes for several common air conditioner woes.
Warm Air Comes Out of the Air Conditioner
When you expect to feel cool air from your vents, the sensation of warmth can upset and concern you. There are several reasons why your air could be warm.
- Refrigerant leak. Leaks occur outside your home where you are unlikely to discover them. By the time you notice your air is warm, the refrigerant is already lost. Routine maintenance helps identify and repair wear and tear, which helps to avoid refrigerant leaks.
- Frozen AC unit. The evaporator coil works to cool the air circulated through your AC system. When the coil collects excess moisture and freezes, it is no longer able to do its job. Instead, the air picks up heat from the motor. Freezes can occur when you run the unit at maximum power on hot, humid days.
- Dirty air filters. Your AC unit has to work harder to pull air through a dirty filter. Blockages lead to inefficient operation and put the unit under additional strain, which can lead to warmer air and bigger problems. A clean filter is an easy and affordable way to keep your home comfortable.
Have you noticed certain rooms are noticeably warmer or cooler than others? The issue could be with your ductwork. Dampers direct and restrict the flow of air through your ducts to each room. If you notice a room is distinctly different in temperature, it may be because a damper is not properly balanced.
Air Conditioner Can’t Keep Up with Humidity
It can be a challenge to find an optimum level of humidity in your home, especially in the South. You need some moisture to be comfortable, yet not so much to cause mold and respiratory problems.
The recommended relative humidity range is 40 to 60 percent, although achievable Florida humidity ranges between 50 to 65 percent. Whether you suffer from too much moisture or too little, there are products to help strike the perfect balance of comfort and health.
Call Energy Savers for Air Conditioner Repair, Service and Replacement
For more than 40 years, Energy Savers has helped home and business owners achieve ultimate air conditioner temperature comfort. We also service and repair all brands of HVAC equipment and provide air quality solutions.
If you would like a free estimate on a new air conditioner, please call us. Financing is available for new air conditioning and heating units. It’s better to install a new and more efficient system today, especially if it allows you to save money on energy bills. Give yourself the gift of improved safety, air quality and comfort.
We get up every day to provide quality products and great customer service in and around Columbus, Georgia and Opelika, Alabama. For better comfort and healthy air, call us for air conditioner help today.