Friday, September 1, 2017

4 Common AC Problems and How To Fix Them

Are you frustrated with your air conditioner?

Are you sick of calling a service man to fix a simple problem?

Do you spend too much paying others to work on your ac?

These are problems the average homeowner goes through. But you don’t have to anymore! We know you don’t want to be an expert air technician, but with our help, you can have a more basic understanding of your ac unit. It’s important to have your ac unit serviced so that it runs for many years to come. It’s also important to know when you should call your ac service man and when you should fix it yourself. 
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Here are 4 common problems with your air conditioner and how to fix them! 

  1. Your air filter is dirty- Your filter should be changed once a month! This is especially important if you run it constantly or have pets. When the filter is clogged, your unit is running harder to produce cool air causing it to run inefficiently and waste energy and money.
  2. Your registers are dirty and blocked- Blocking your registers with big furniture like couches can cause you to waste money. Your house will not cool as quickly and your system will be working hard to force the air out of a blocked or dirty register. Blocking your registers is good in the winter when you’re trying to save money by heating the important rooms in your house, but not good when its done in the summer by accident. Vacuuming registers regularly is also helpful especially with pets or if you have asthma. 
  3. It’s too sunny in your house- Newer homes are putting their AC units on the second floor instead of the basement. Just because it’s a new unit doesn’t mean it’s not working overtime. Make sure your unit is not by a sunny window. As a result, your unit will heat up and your home will feel warmer than it actually is. If your unit is in a room with windows, try using sun out curtains and keep them drawn during the day. 
  4. Warm air is leaking into your unit- Checking the seals around your unit is good maintenance. If the seals are leaking, warm air can get in and cold air can get out. Reseal your unit with weatherstripping to avoid air loss. 


It’s important to have your ac unit serviced regularly. At CMR Mechanical we offer great deals on routine maintenance for your air conditioner in the Ann Arbor area. And as for the bigger jobs, you don’t have to worry about us trying to upsell you! 

Alisa M. from Dexter said, “I was very concerned about being taken advantage of since the service person could have easily said that we needed a whole new system. All my questions were answered. I wasn't pushed to buy any more than I needed! Thank you.” 


Let us be your friendly neighborhood HVAC contractor! 

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