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9 Things to Check AC devices

Over the past couple of months we have provided tips about ways to save money on air conditioning services by checking a few things yourself first. Whether you are familiar with air conditioning repair or not, we hope you have learned more about what to check first before you call an Air Conditioning Specialist. In case you haven’t read this information, you can download it as a FREE eBook by clicking the picture above. Or simply read on and we’ll give you a summation of our posts on the nine things to check before spending money on AC repairs.

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Repair or Replace: When is it Time for a New Air Conditioner?

This is the ninth installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

If you are having frequent or severe problems with your air conditioner, it may be more practical to replace the entire unit rather than paying for continual repairs. How do you know if it’s time for a replacement? Here a few things that might indicate you’re better off with a replacement:

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Service Van

This is the eighth installment of
Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs
which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

When you have problems with your air conditioning unit that you aren’t comfortable fixing, it’s time to consider getting professional help. In southwest Florida, there are many providers. How should you choose?

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Clean the AC Condenser before calling a Cape Coral Air Conditioning Technician

This is the seventh installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

One of the most common reasons that your air conditioning unit may not be working properly is a dirty condenser. The condenser is part of your outdoor unit. If you live in an apartment building, there may be several a/c units next to each other, so you’ll need to determine which unit is yours.

Once you’ve located your condenser, you’ll want to check for any obvious contaminates. However, most dirt in the coils will not be detectible until you begin to wash it. If your air conditioner isn’t running properly, it’s best to go ahead and give it a good cleaning to be on the safe side.

Often, people choose to take a garden hose and spray down their condenser to clean any debris. However, this can actually damage the fins on the condenser, and may even cause more damage to the unit if done carelessly. While hosing may do the trick, it’s important to also conduct a more thorough cleaning of the condenser unit as described below. If you don’t have the time to properly clean your condenser, call a Cape Coral air conditioning professional to do it for you.

To get started, you’ll need grass shearers, a spray bottle, a coil cleaner or mild household cleaner, a soft brush or even a toothbrush.

Steps for Properly Cleaning your Condenser:

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Save Money on Fort Myers Air Conditioning Repairs by Checking the Condenser (Outdoor Unit)

This is the sixth installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

If you’re saving money by troubleshooting your own air conditioning repairs, start by checking the…

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Check Your AC Unit for Ice Before You Call a Naples Air Conditioning Specialist

This is the fifth installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

If you aren’t regularly changing your filter, you can be in for trouble. When warm air from the inside of your home flows across the coils of your a/c, it grows colder, but also warms the coils in the process. If this warm air isn’t flowing properly, the coil will get colder… and colder… and colder. The condensation, which is normally a liquid, will begin to turn to ice.

The same problem can happen if your coil is extremely dirty or your refrigerant is leaking. Other things that will cause ice buildup in your system:

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Don’t Call a Lehigh Acres Air Conditioning Expert Until You Check for Draining

This is the third installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

When your air conditioner cools your house, it removes moisture from the air. That moisture ends up in your drain pan. Over time, it’s inevitable that dirt and debris will clog your drain line or clog the pan.

By checking your draining, you can avoid a major problem that will be very expensive to fix.

To unclog a drain, follow these steps:

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Check Thermostat Setting First Before Calling a Cape Coral Air Conditioning Specialist.

This is the third installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

The thermostat controls your air conditioner by switching it on or off as needed to maintain the temperature you’ve set. If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, you might trace the problem to your thermostat. Consider these questions:

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Don’t Call a Bonita Springs Air Conditioning Specialist Until You’ve Checked Your Circuit Breakers

This is the second installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can be downloaded from our free eBook library.

A circuit breaker is an automatic electrical switch that protects you against surges or short circuits. When a circuit breaker “trips,” it’s detecting a fault and immediately shuts off the flow of electricity to that particular circuit.

If your air conditioner stopped working, it may be that your circuit breaker has tripped. It’s usually simple to fix, and you probably don’t need a Bonita Springs air conditioning professional. Here’s how:

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Make Sure to Check Your Air Filter Before Calling a Fort Myers Air Conditioning Repair Service

This is the first installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.

Did you know you might spend as much as 90% of your life indoors? If you live in Florida, you’re probably spending even more time inside, enjoying relief from the blistering heat.

But all this time spent indoors means that you can be subjected to several indoor pollutants. If you’re not changing your air filter regularly, then you’re breathing in significant amounts of dust and other impurities.

By forgetting to change your air filter, you’re not only putting your health at risk, you’re also hurting your bank account. Why?…

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