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2 Possible Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Isn't Running
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Heating and air conditioning problems can leave you uncomfortable and upset.

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Summer temperatures are busting thermostats, and this is no time for a heating and air conditioning malfunction. Homeowners dread the hassle and inconvenience of air conditioner maintenance, but air conditioner repair is much worse. If you notice your air conditioner isn’t running properly, it could be one of the following common culprits:

1. Sensor Issues

Is your air conditioner having a “sensor moment”? It’s a little bit like a senior moment – you know, the kind where your grandpa wanders off from a party and ends up down the street playing badminton with delighted strangers?

The sensor in your thermostat is what relays a signal to warm up or cool down your home. If this is out of whack, your cooling unit may not be getting the message that the temperature is too high and needs to be adjusted.

The sensor could also be placed in an inconvenient location; perhaps a small room that doesn’t accurately represent the overall temperature of the house or a location that gets very little sunlight compared to the rest of the house. Make sure it’s placed in an optimum location to get the best read on your temperature needs.

2. Dirty Filters and Intakes

If your cooling unit isn’t getting regular upkeep services, it might not be able to operate at peak efficiency. Dirty filters can clog the system and make it impossible to push out the cool air homeowners expect in the summer. The best way to prevent this is remembering to regularly change your filters and schedule a visit from the maintenance guys every once in a while!

Click here to get more information about common heating and air conditioning problems from the pros at G+S.

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