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Identify air conditioner problems before summer

Mounted Outdoor Air Conditioner

It's already starting to feel like summer in many parts of the country - especially here in the Mid Atlantic, where meteorologists are anticipating temperatures will be heading toward 80 degrees by the end of the week. To combat the muggy weather, central air conditioning is an essential in homes throughout the region. In fact, when the weather outside gets so unbearable in the summer that it prompts a heat advisory, staying inside and enjoying the AC is not only a must for comfort but actually vital to your health.

Before it gets too intolerable outside, make sure that your home's central air is in perfect working condition. This way, you and your loved ones won't be the only family on the block sweltering this summer while all of your neighbors are enjoying cool, filtered air.

One common problem that homeowners may notice is an abundance of moisture on a specific part of their air conditioning system. In many cases, water building up on the unit is completely normal,  especially during this time of year when it is leaking out of the bottom condensate line. This is the result of the AC actually doing its job right, as the unit takes moisture out of the air in your home and then filters it through a cooler to provide temperature control. However, if there is a leak coming from the top condensate line of your air conditioner, that means there is a clog in the primary drain that needs to be cleared. In this case, call a trusted Arlington HVAC repair service like John C. Flood to make the necessary repairs.