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Summer has arrived late and with a vengeance in the Kingston/Trenton area. That means that the uncomfortable, force-you-to-turn-on-your-A/C temperatures are here.

You may have turned on your air conditioner and it might not be working quite as well as you expected it to. If that is the case, there’s a good chance that your A/C may have fallen victim to one of the following problems:

Inadequate Maintenance

If you allow your filters and air conditioning coils to become dirty, your system will not work properly, potentially causing your compressor or fans to fail prematurely. Changing your filter monthly and ensuring that the outside condenser coil is kept clear of debris will allow the air conditioner to function more efficiently.

For more sophisticated cleaning needs, you can always schedule a service appointment with a Home Aire Care technician.

Drainage Problems

When it’s humid outside, check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t clogged and that it is draining properly. Having your air conditioner properly maintained annually will prevent blocked drains.

If you’re air conditioner isn’t working at all, always remember to check your fuses/breakers and thermostat before calling a service technician. It’s never fun when you plan around having a technician visit your home, only to find out you didn’t really need them there at all.

Refrigerant Leaks

If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it has a leak. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a proper solution. A licensed technician should be called to find and fix any leak, test and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant.

Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge matches the manufacturer’s specifications, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment.

There are also several other problems that can occur with your air conditioner. The best way to prevent them and keep your system running efficiently is with regular maintenance. Keeping your system healthy will keep it running smoothly for years to come.

Click here to schedule a service appointment with Home Aire Care! 

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With offices in Trenton/Quinte West and Kingston, we’re ready to provide your family with expert heating and air conditioning products and services. Looking for help with heating and cooling in Kingston, Trenton or the areas of Napanee, Cobourg, Port Hope, Picton, Gananoque, Brockville, Quinte West, Belleville, Brighton, Colborne, or Grafton? Call us for quick, reliable service that’s guaranteed.

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44 County Road 33, Trenton, ON K8V 5P6 | Phone: 613-392-6558
664 Norris Court, Kingston, ON K7P 2R9 | Phone: 613-548-4071