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3 Things You Don’t Know About Your Air Conditioner

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Sarasota, Florida, summers can be hot and muggy. Knowing a few things about your air conditioner and how it should work can help keep you comfortable during these sweltering months. Most people know the basics, but here are three facts most people don’t know about their AC.

Your Air Conditioner Can Help With Humidity

Being in a muggy home in Sarasota, Florida, is unpleasant and, at times, unsafe. It’s physically uncomfortable which can make trying to relax or sleep a miserable experience. Also, mold and mildew thrive in warm, damp environments. Turning on the AC will cool and dehumidify the air.

You can also decrease the moisture levels by using the “auto” setting versus the “on” setting. When the fan is on and running constantly, it blows air and moisture back into your home. By setting it on “auto,” the fan will only activate when the air conditioner kicks on.

Your Air Conditioner May Warn You It’s About to Fail

It is important to be aware of changes in your cooling system. Strange noises and unpleasant odors often precede a malfunction. If you notice inconsistent cooling, moldy or sulfurous odors, or leaks of any sort, this may be an early indicator of a looming breakdown, or even worse, a gas leak.

Your Air Conditioner Shouldn’t Use Up Refrigerant (Unless There’s a Leak)

If your refrigerant is low and needs to be charged, then you most likely have a leak. And if your refrigerant is being charged every summer, then the real problem is not being addressed. We recommend refrigerant charging if the leak is slow, if it’s the first time you’ve had a leak, or if you plan to replace the unit soon. You could also find the leak and repair it, or replace the entire unit if it’s an older system.

Discover peace of mind with an array of services that can make your home more comfortable. Call the experts at Climatic Conditioning at (941) 304-4722 to keep your system running as it should.&

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