How To Check And Fix Your AC Hose

Don't forget to prepare your heating system for the winter. Try these HVAC and furnace maintenance tips to prevent future problems.

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Getting your heating system ready for the winter is a big task. But with the right tips, you can do it easily. Last winter was the worst time of the year for my family. Our heating system broke down and left the home freezing cold. We actually created our problem because we didn't check our furnace for issues in the fall. By the time the temperatures dropped a few months later, it was too late to repair the furnace. Instead, we had to replace it. My blog helps you avoid this problem. I offer tips on how to prepare your heating system for the upcoming winter, as well as maintenance tips you can use if it breaks down. Thanks for stopping by.


How To Check And Fix Your AC Hose

2 October 2017
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When it comes to home remodeling, most people think about cosmetic upgrades like painting or new floors. However, you should also think about the functionality of your home. For instance, upgrading or renovating your AC system will not change anything about how your house looks, but it will ultimately increase the efficiency of your home and make it more comfortable throughout the year. There are a few simple do it yourself AC repair jobs that might be worth considering, especially if you have lived in your property for a decade or two. This article explains to great ways to increase the efficiency of your air conditioning system by checking and fixing the AC hose.

Checking the Hose

The AC hoses one of the most vital components of your entire system. This hose, which runs from the back of your condenser unit to your furnace is particularly vulnerable because a large section of the hose is outside where it is exposed to the elements. It is also a common problem area because people simply don't immediately check it when they're having problems with the air conditioner. In fact, it might be a good idea to go outside right now and look at your AC house.

First of all, make sure that both ends are securely connected to their fittings. Give them a twist and make sure they feel tight. Second, make sure that there are no holes in the actual rubber. Now, turn on your AC and let it run for a second. While it is pumping air, hold your hand near the hose and check to see if you notice any cold air leaking out.

Replacing the Hose

If you do have some issues with your house, you shouldn't be too worried because it is very easy to replace it. You shouldn't waste your time trying to fix the hose because any repair will only be temporary. Since a replacement hose is so cheap (should cost less than $30) and easy to change, there is no reason to waste your time trying to tape or fix your broken hose.

Most AC hoses are designed to be hand tightened. That is, you don't need a wrench to attach it to the fitting. However, you might need a wrench to actually remove your old hose from the fitting. There could be rust that is making it harder to twist off by hand.

Before you reattach the new hose, make sure that the fitting is clean and not damaged in any way. Contact local cooling and heating services for more information.