Common Residential Air Conditioning Problems

In the southeastern United States, temperatures tend to rise to higher than most places in the United States. In Central Florida, for example, temperatures easily rise to above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures in other parts of the southeast can rise to above 100°. However, that is not the most uncomfortable part of the U.S. southeast. The humidity in the area tends to be very high, which keeps the temperatures lower than somewhere like the southwest. The humidity acts as a buffer. The drier southwest does not have this buffer, which drives temperatures in parts of Arizona as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the humidity causes the heat indices in the southeast to rise well above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, this humidity makes it much more difficult to cool a house. In the dry areas of the southwest, simply moving the dry air can work to lower the heat index inside of a house. However, in the southeast, the humid air makes it very difficult to cool a house. Simply moving the air does not do much because it is so difficult for sweat to evaporate. Because of this, residential air conditioning is a necessity for houses in the South. Running air conditioners as often as they run during the summer can cause serious problems.

Air Conditioner Won’t Turn On

This can be caused by a faulty thermostat. Make sure your thermostat is turned on. If it is not turned on, then turn it on and see if that fixes the problem. Also, you should change the batteries in the thermostat to see if that turns it on. If these do not fix your problem, adjust the temperature setting on the thermostat. You could also turn the thermostat to “on,” which is the setting that turns the air conditioner on indefinitely. If it still does not turn on, you might have a problem.

Air Flow is Weak

Residential air conditioning units tend to use paper air filters. They need to be changed every thirty days unless specified otherwise. The unit inhales air through the filter, cools it, and blows it out of the vents. If the filter is dirty, it can become clogged and impede the airflow. Certain filters are approved for longer than thirty days, but most of them will need to be changed once a month. If you change your filter and that does not fix your problem, you might need to call a technician.

Air Conditioner Is Loud

Some residential air conditioning units can become very loud as they age. This is often due to a loose mechanical component to the unit. You will probably not be able to fix this yourself, so you should call a technician who can.

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