What Could Go Wrong with My Air Conditioner?

When you walk through your front door after enjoying a hot summer day, air conditioning can feel like a miracle. But like most creature comforts in your home, your air conditioner is an earthbound machine that is vulnerable to all sorts of mechanical failures and damage. To keep that miraculous sensation of cool, comfortable air, you'll need to properly maintain your system and address any items on your air conditioner repair checklist.

You never know what misfortune might befall your air conditioner. In some parts of the country, homeowners even have to worry about "crazy ants" making their homes inside their AC compressors, shorting out circuits and nibbling on wiring. Fortunately, most AC problems aren't so crazy. Here are some of the most common air conditioning problems, along with HVAC troubleshooting tips to help you prevent them:

You can find more tips for taking care of your home in our Learning Center.

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