Your air conditioning (AC) system should always be able to get rid of the water it draws in from the air. This is the function of the condensate drain line and its related parts. Your AC will suffer water-related damages if something happens to this part of the system. Here are three examples of drainage issues that may plague your AC:
Mold growth may not seem like a drainage problem, but it is.
Have you recently purchased a new house? Have you discovered that the air conditioner doesn't exactly work as you expected? Although it's possible that your system may need to be replaced or may need serious repairs, it's also possible that the trouble lies with something that can be remedied relatively easily by you. Before you call in a repair technician, check out these things in order to determine if they are the cause of your current lack of cooling:
You might not know this, but you can learn a lot about your air conditioner from the odors it emits. For instance, if you're smelling dirt in the air, you need to change the air filter. Odor detection can also be used to identify other problems with your air conditioner. You just need to know what odors you're trying to detect, and what each odor means. To help you keep on top of air conditioner issues, here are three odors you should keep your nose alerted to.
The best thing that you can do for your central air conditioner is to make sure you care for it correctly, don't overwork it, and have it maintained the way that it should be. Here are some of the things you should be doing for your system and when you should be doing them:
Shade the outside compressor before you run the air
Go outside and make sure the compressor is going to have shade during the hot part of the day.
If you are like most homeowners, chances are the wealth of components inside of your air conditioner remain something of a mystery. Unfortunately, this lack of familiarity often leads to a failure to recognize and forestall common problems. While nobody expects you to acquire the detailed knowledge of an HVAC technician, a basic understanding of air conditioning components will prove highly beneficial. This article will help to improve your air conditioner knowledge by discussing the component called the capillary tube.