An AC system works hard to keep your Holiday, FL home cool and comfortable, not to make you break out in a sweat. If your AC system is overheating, it can lead to other problems, including a decrease in performance efficiency and an increase in energy costs. So, if you find your AC is overheating, here are four steps to take.
1. Check the Condenser and Evaporator Coil
A clogged condenser fan or evaporator coil is the most common cause of overheating AC systems. If they’re clogged with dirt, leaves, or other debris, it can cause your AC units to run too hot. You should also check the condenser fan and evaporator coil for any obstruction and clean them out if necessary.
2. Check If the AC System Is Running Too Often
If your AC is running more often than usual, it could be because the cooling load of your home is higher than normal. This could be due to several things: you have added new rooms to your house, you have adjusted the temperatures higher, or you might have a larger number of people living in your home. If things have changed in your home, you may need a different-size AC system.
3. Check the Exhaust Fan
If you have a ductless AC unit, the exhaust fan can help provide more air circulation to your home. If the fan isn’t working, this could be because the system has a broken blade. Use a flashlight and check for loose pieces of metal and obstructions in the blades.
4. Check the System Temperature and Override Function
If your AC unit is still overheating, you should check its temperature and override the function. You can also check the manual that came with your system to see what the overheating limit is set at. If the temperature of your system exceeds this point, an internal device will override the AC and turn it off.
If you’re having problems with your AC system, you can try these steps first. If your AC unit is still overheating after this, contact us at Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating to schedule an AC repair service.
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