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Cooling Repair work Ideas & Tricks

If you hear a pinging or popping sound originating from the ductwork, this may be caused by thermal expansion or by air blowing past a loose flap of metal. Track along the duct runs, listening for the sound. If you locate it, make a small dent in the sheet metal to provide a more rigid surface that's less likely to move as it heats and cools.

You may be able to fix your air conditioner on your own. Here are some things to take into consideration before you call an air conditioning repairman to insure you don't get an $80 or $100 cost for a slight problem. These are all easy actions that any homeowner can easily take to locate and repair a slight A/C problem that is keeping your system from cooling.

Many people think that by turning their systems off and permitting their homes to get hotter throughout the day, they are causing their systems to run less and are for that reason, saving money, but, this is not the situation. The problem is that air is not the only thing that heats up when you do this; furniture, carpeting, walls, etc. will also heat up. When you get home and turn your air conditioner back on, it actually needs to work harder and longer to get rid of all the additional heat and bring the temperature down to a comfortable level.

Keep your doors open as much as possible. An appropriately installed and balanced air conditioning system is designed to deliver and return hot or cool air evenly to and from all rooms in your house. Closing doors and supply vents, however, can easily disrupt this balance and cause certain rooms to become hotter or colder than others, resulting not only in discomfort, but also in lowered effectiveness. It also causes air pressure to increase in your ductwork, which can possibly cause or magnify air leaks, again, reducing the effectiveness. Doors to unused rooms can be closed as long as there is enough space under the door to permit air circulation; thick carpeting which brushes against the bottom of the door produces a seal of sorts. If you do choose to close off some of your supply registers, never close off vents to more than 10% of your total air conditioned space.

When room temperatures swing more than about 3 degrees F. between when the air conditioner goes off and on again, it usually means that the pump is not cycling on often enough. When room temperatures drop lower than the set temperature on the thermostat, it usually means that the thermostat is poorly calibrated or installed where it doesn't sense a correct sampling of room air.

Replace your filters regularly. This is one of the most simple, yet most commonly neglected methods of helping to keep your HVAC system in top working condition. A grimy filter will restrict air flow to your system, reduce the quality of the air in your house, and cause your system to be ineffective by permitting the interior of the air handler to become dirty too. In some situations, major damage to your HVAC system and your house can be caused just because of a plugged-up filter.Profile\n

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