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3 reasons your air conditioner is not working properly

We're reaching the end point of summer, with only a month or so left before the fall weather begins to roll in. Because we are making our way through the dog days, now is often the time where home air conditioner units will begin to show their age. Natural wear and tear is going to occur with any AC, especially if you have owned the unit for a number of years. But should you notice that it is not keeping your home as cool as it should be, there are simple ways to fix the problem.

Here are three common air conditioner issues and how you can solve them:

  • Low airflow: One of the major reasons that an air conditioner cannot properly keep a room cold is because a clogged filter is restricting the amount of air that is trying to pass through. Check to see if everything is cleaned out to make sure the machine is running as efficiently as possible.
  • Set the right temperature: While this might seem like a fairly obvious point, it can often be what frustrates homeowners. Before you start booking a repairman or searching online for a new air conditioner, make sure that the unit is set to the proper temperature that you want in the room.
  • Warm air is leaking in: If you find that the air in the room is staying warm, chances are that you have a leak around your windows or doors. Check around each area to see if cold air is seeping out and hot air is coming in and reseal if necessary.

If you are in need of any air conditioning repair services around Gaithersburg, MD, schedule an appointment with John C. Flood.