There's nothing better than coming inside your house on a hot, humid day to nice chilled air. Air conditioning has become a necessity rather than a luxury, and it quickly gets miserable when your AC doesn't cool your house like it should. Here are some things that will help your AC keep you cool.
Get Regular Maintenance
One of the most important things you can do for your air conditioner is to have regular service calls.
The last thing that you want is to be stuck without working HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning). There are few things more uncomfortable than a blazing summer without air conditioning or a freezing winter without heating. However, in many situations, the problem actually lies with your ventilation rather than your expensive appliances. Therefore, it is critical that you are able to diagnose any basic problems with your ventilation in order to determine exactly what the problem is and whether you need to hire a professional.
If you have noticed that water pools up around a sink drain and then slowly disappears down the piping, you most likely have an obstruction inside the piping system that needs to be dealt with. Failing to clean your drain pipe will eventually leave you with a pipe that is completely clogged, making it impossible to use your sink without getting a basin full of water. Here are some ways to unclog your sink pipes if they are starting to become encrusted with grime inside.
The busiest day of the year for plumbers is the day after Thanksgiving. Plumbers receive a large number of calls during this time of year to come and fix clogged toilets, clogged sinks, and more. Here's how you can avoid being one of those calls:
Avoid Toilet Clogs:
If you have more than one bathroom in your house for guests to use, then you should encourage the use of it by pointing them in the direction of the upstairs bathroom instead of the downstairs bathroom, which will probably get more use.
Has your central air conditioning become less efficient at cooling your home? There are a few potential causes, but one of the first things to check for are frozen evaporator coils.
Evaporator coils are in the air handler, which is the section of your central air system that's inside your home. Consult your manufacturer's guide for instructions in opening the handler to access the coils. Do the coils have standing frost?