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Here are a few things you can try that may save you a service call on your window unit air conditioner service call. Seems like the whole country is experiencing extremely hot weather. My Mom has a condo with a window air unit and these are tips that help us eliminate calling out a repair person.
The maintenance steps you should take to keep your window-mounted air-conditioning unit operating in great condition while using the least amount of energy are.
Here is a great site my husband found you can go to for more help if you need it.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0047_16.asp or call a customer-service representative at (800) 269-2609 for help.
By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX
After pouring water, go outside and see if the drain is dripping water. Repeat if needed. To determine how many times you need to do this is, you can stop when the water outside drips steadily.
I poured 2 cups of water into the PVC pipe then blew into the pipe. I went outside and you can see the water dripping slowly. I repeated this process again, poured 2 cups and a few more blows to the pipe and the water was coming out faster. Resolved issue! Now, our air conditioning has been on and we have not had any problems since! This saved us at least $75 from calling for an AC diagnosis.
In the spring or summer, check your outside air conditioner compressor before turning it on for the season. Rinse out any dirt that might have blown in. Be sure to turn the power off first.
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By jack from West Palm Beach, FL