It’s the middle of AC season in Kansas City. So what happens when your air conditioner can’t keep up with the heat? Don’t call an air conditioner company just yet. First, check these three elements of your system. At Jeremy Electrical, Heating & Cooling, we often see these common issues homeowners in KC encounter that have simple solutions. We don’t want to waste your time and money, so here is our checklist to avoid an unnecessary service call. If you’ve checked them all and your AC still doesn’t work, call Jeremy Electrical, Heating & Cooling and we’ll get you cool in no time.
Check the Thermostat Setting
We know it sounds silly, but sometimes it’s a simple matter of switching your thermostat from “heat” to “cool”. This is especially common at the beginning of the season but can also get bumped accidentally. Also, check to make sure the batteries in your thermostat are working. If the batteries die, it can’t tell the air conditioner to start running.
Check the Air Filter
We may sound like a broken record, but your air filter is very important. A dirty air filter prevents air from flowing and keeps your system from working efficiently. With some of today’s new high-efficiency air conditioners, a dirty filter can cause a complete shutdown of the AC. Replace the filter if it looks dirty.
Check the Evaporator Coil
Is the evaporator coil in your air conditioner dirty or frozen? Try cleaning your coil of dust and debris or frost. If it is frozen, make sure to turn the system off and let it thaw completely before turning it on again. If that doesn’t do the trick, call us for prompt, professional help.
Troubleshooting Other Problems
If your AC is running, but not cooling your home, you may have other problems. If the thermostat is set to the temperature you want, and your air filters are clean, you could be low on refrigerant. If you are low, that means your system has a leak. If you have an older system that uses Freon, replacing your Freon will be expensive because the federal government has banned the production of Freon and it is in high demand. Newer systems run on more environmentally friendly refrigerants that aren’t as expensive. If your AC is working but your utility bills are high, check out these top home energy saving tips for summer.
Call the professional technicians at Jeremy Heating and Cooling at (913) 375-0070. We can diagnose your problem quickly and give you your options for repair or replacement. We are available 24 hours a day.
Many homeowners have their air conditioner tuned up every season. If you’re not one of them, you could be costing yourself money in the long run. You may think it’s not necessary, but the heating and cooling experts at Jeremy Heating and Cooling want to show you why it’s an extremely smart investment. Here are three solid reasons that will convince you that getting your air conditioner tuned up annually is a smart move that will save you money in more ways than one.
Lower Your Energy Bills
First and foremost, you’ll save on energy bills. When your air conditioner is cleaned, parts are lubricated, loose parts are tightened, and broken parts are replaced. This means your AC will run much more efficiently. When a machine runs more efficiently, it uses less effort to perform. If your air conditioning bills are high, look into an AC tune-up. You just may recoup your entire investment over a hot Kansas City summer. Did you know that heating and cooling bills make up more than half of all of your energy bills? That’s a lot of potential savings over a single season.
Avoid AC Breakdowns
Don’t you love it when your air conditioner breaks down? Of course, you don’t. No one does. That’s just another great reason to have an AC tune-up. Having an annual tune-up will help prevent breakdowns because our technicians clean the entire system, tighten any loose parts, lubricate any stiff parts, and replace any broken parts. There’s not much left to break when you’ve made sure everything is good to go. We can’t promise your air conditioner won’t break down, but we can tell you that the chances are extremely slim when you have an AC tune-up.
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Extend the Life Expectancy of Your AC
Air conditioners are not inexpensive to replace. You want to get every last day out of the one you have. An AC is a mechanical machine. Just like changing the oil in your car, regular maintenance will extend its lifespan. It just makes sense to invest a little along the way to get your money’s worth out of your air conditioner.
Protect Manufacturer Warranties
Most air conditioners are covered by manufacturer warranties. But what you may not know is that these warranties are dependent on regular maintenance. A manufacturer will stand behind their product, but not if their product is abused or misused. It’s a machine with moving parts dependent on some maintenance. If your air conditioner doesn’t receive regular maintenance, it may void any warranty put in place by the manufacturer. This could end up costing you dearly in the long run when a piece that should have been covered isn’t and it comes out of your pocket instead of the air conditioner manufacturer’s pocket.