It’s hard to imagine that there’s only a month left of summer — the time has flown by, and we have hardly had enough time to enjoy the warm weather.
Even still, residential AC units have probably been running 24 hours a day for the last couple of months, trying to maintain optimal temperatures within several households.
But this probably means that some residential AC repair may be necessary for these units.
During AC unit installation, technicians add in a brand new air filter, evaporator coil, and fan motor. All of these parts work in tandem to draw in the hot air, filter out any debris, cool the air, and send it back out through your vents.
The problem is that after a while, AC air filter replacement is necessary. In fact, most technicians recommend that you swap out your filter for a new one every few months. The reason for this is that all the dirt and allergens the air filter picks up can clog it, causing excess dust to flow through the entire unit. This could also lead to more dust in your ducts, and subsequently, in your home.
Also, residential AC troubleshooting experts say that AC coil replacement is fairly common. The coils are what contain the refrigerant that takes the hot air, and cools it before flushing it through the fan motor. The air filter won’t be able to pick up every single particle that comes through the unit, and these extraneous particles can attach themselves to the coil, making it less efficient. As a result, your air won’t be as cool as you would like it to be.
Furthermore, whether your AC unit installation was done last year or 10 years ago, you won’t necessarily know if everything is working well unless you have it inspected at least twice a year (before and after each cooling season). This way, you will be able to save yourself costly repairs in the future.
So, by all means, run your AC for as long as you need this year. Just make sure that you are maintaining it properly. Otherwise, the rest of the summer will be hotter and stickier than you will be able to handle. References.