My AC System Isn’t Cooling! What Should I Do?

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My AC System Isn’t Cooling! What Should I Do?

April 20, 2018
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Air conditioners have a tendency to break at the worst possible time. If you notice anything that indicates your system is about to malfunction, you should get in touch with a professional to diagnose the problem. Read on to learn how you should do if your AC system isn’t cooling your home properly.

Don’t Panic: Shut Down and Wait

When the AC unit stops blowing cold air, there’s certainly a mechanical or an electrical fault. If you have a programmable unit, you might want to shut it down completely and wait for the AC system to reset itself.

While this doesn’t always eliminate the problem, doing so will save you a lot of time and worry, in case it’s only a computer issue. If there’s no change after you restart the system, you need to look further for a solution.

Check the Thermostat

In some cases, there’s a fault with the AC thermostat. As a result, the temperature controls won’t give the AC unit the right information.

Check to see if turning the temperature up or down makes a difference. If only hot air comes out of the AC system, regardless of the temperature you set your thermostat to, it might be time to contact a service technician.

Look for Blockages

Debris, dust and other particles can sometimes build up in condensers, which makes the unit less efficient. Don’t attempt to take your unit apart on your own to look for problems. If you suspect there’s a blockage that makes the motor work harder and less efficiently, contact a trained, qualified and insured professional for service.

When you notice that your AC system isn’t working properly, contact JD’s A/C before the problem worsens. The sooner you take care of the issues, the cooler and more comfortable your summer will feel. Call us at (903) 759-7483 for immediate AC service.

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3 Top Indoor Air Quality Concerns for Texas Homeowners

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3 Top Indoor Air Quality Concerns for Texas Homeowners

April 7, 2018
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Your home should be the place where you feel the most relaxed and comfortable. Maintaining your home’s air quality throughout the year in Longview, Texas, can be a challenge. Humidity, dust, carbon monoxide and pollutants in the air ducts are several of the issues you might come across. Read on to learn more about the most common indoor air quality concerns and how to address them.

Pollution

One of the issues you might face in the spring and the summer is pollution. If you’re an asthma sufferer or have regular hay fever attacks, you should keep the doors and windows closed during the day, especially when it’s windy and dry outside. Installing pollen filters on your HVAC system can solve the indoor problem. It’s also important that you get your air ducts cleaned and filters changed regularly.

Carbon Monoxide

If you have old, unvented gas heaters, consider replacing them with a unit that’s greener and more efficient. You can put your health at risk when using these dangerous and outdated heating appliances.

If you live in an industrial area, carbon monoxide might be present in the outdoor air too. Make sure your home’s carbon monoxide detector is in good working order to reduce the risk of harm.

Dust and Dust Mites

Dust can build up during cleaning, when you remodel your home and even if you vacuum regularly. Check your air vents and ducts, and set up a regular maintenance schedule.

Dust mites irritate the lungs and airways of asthma sufferers. You might not even notice they’re present until they impact your health. A mobile or central air purifier can help you stay comfortable, sleep better, and avoid asthma and allergy attacks.

For help maintaining the right humidity in your home or eliminating pollutants, contact JD’s A/C at (903) 759-7483. We’re here to listen to your concerns and implement the right solutions to resolve them.

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