Summer may be the season of longer days filled with fun outdoor activities, but it's also when your power bills can soar due to the heat and running an air conditioner. You might be spending money needlessly by wasting energy. One of the important steps for controlling summer energy costs is having your AC serviced and cleaned. Here's why that's important for energy savings and other things you can do to help your air conditioner work more efficiently.
After noticing that your air conditioner is not blowing out the usual amount of cold air, you may wonder what the problem could be with the unit. If so, look for the following signs that the lack of cool air may be caused by a failing blower motor.
1. Air Conditioner Kicks off Shortly after Starting
One thing you may have noticed about your air conditioning unit is that it has no problem kicking on when the temperature inside your house starts to warm up.
If your family has started exhibiting unusual respiratory symptoms that do not seem to have any obvious cause, you may start to suspect that your home's furnace is emitting carbon monoxide. If you believe this may be the case, and you do not yet have a carbon monoxide detector, check your furnace for the following signs.
1. Excessive Black Spots Above The Pilot And Burner
When trying to determine whether your furnace may be producing carbon monoxide gas, one of the first places you should look is on the metal plate above the burner, as well as the one housing the pilot light, if they are in different compartments.