Two Factors That Can Cause Your AC to UnderperformHere are Jones Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electric we often see property owners who think their ACs are malfunctioning, but who actually need to make some common-sense changes in order to get their ACs back up to speed. Here are two factors that can cause your AC to underperform:
- Dirty filter. Your AC’s filter needs to be cleaned or replaced regularly, between once every one and three months, depending on your appliance and usage. If you don’t provide a clean filter, the AC will consume more energy, cool less effectively and fail to improve the air quality.
- Proximity to heat-emitting electronics. If your air conditioner is too close to a television, computer, stereo or other heat-emitting electronic device, it’s likely that it’s picking up on the localized heat instead of the general room temperature. This will cause the AC to continue to cool, even when the temperature has reached the desired level. To remedy this, simply move all electronics devices at least three feet away from the AC.