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The average household spends $2,000 a year on energy bills, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and cooling composes a large portion of them. Before summer arrives in Fayetteville, NC, check for the following air conditioner problems as they may be negatively affecting your comfort and your energy bills.

Clogged Filters

If your air conditioner is leaving some rooms warm, this may be due to a clogged filter. Filters only trap so many pollutants before they start to hinder airflow. Aside from preventing cool air from flowing throughout your home, clogged filters will put a strain on the unit and increase your energy bills.

Frozen Evaporator Coils

When airflow is reduced, the refrigerant coursing through your evaporator coils won’t effectively absorb heat. The water vapor that the air handler removes from the air will freeze over the coils. Freezing can also occur as a result of low refrigerant levels or dirty coils.

If you touch the side of the air handler near the location of the filter and find that it’s cold, then this could signify a frozen coil. This issue can not only reduce efficiency but also cause the AC to shut down. Fortunately, a technician can identify frozen coil issues during your routine air conditioning maintenance inspection.

Issues With the Thermostat

A smart thermostat can create an efficient cooling schedule based on your temperature preferences, but chances are you don’t own one. Make sure that your thermostat is calibrated so that it correctly reads the indoor temperature and turns the AC on only when necessary. Remove any nearby heat sources that might confuse the thermostat into thinking your home is warmer than it is.

Serving Customers Since 1973

At Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc., we offer quality AC maintenance services for homeowners. This service can cover basic tasks like filter replacement, evaporator coil cleaning and thermostat calibration. Give us a call today to request a tune-up or. If there’s an issue you can’t pinpoint, we can help you schedule an AC repair.

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