Window Air Conditioner Leaks and Condensation

If you rely upon a window or through the wall air conditioner to cool the rooms in your home, you have probably noticed how water leaking out the back of the system, especially on particularly humid days, is a normal part of the systems function. However, you may have also found water in places other than the back of the system and may have wondered if this was normal as well. No, it is not normal, and odds are you have a problem that needs to be addressed before real damage is done to the system or your home.

Coming Leaks and Condensation Problems:

  • Water Coming Out the Front of the Unit: If the unit is cooling normally but water is coming out the front of the system, odds are the unit was not installed properly. For those of us that install and uninstall the unit with the change of seasons, making sure that the system is on a slight backwards slant is a must. Water will drain into the home instead of out if the slant is tipped forwards instead of back. Continue reading
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Pros Have the Time You Don’t Have

Many of us lead very busy lives. Between work, family, taking care of the home, and finding time to spend with friends, some things just have to wait. Far too often, the things that get thrown on the backburner are repairs and maintenance that need to be performed in the home. Ignoring these problems or letting them go for long periods of time often leaves you with a much bigger problem than you originally had. Clogged sinks won’t unclog themselves and cracked drywall won’t reseal without someone taking the time to perform these repairs. Many of us don’t have the time it takes to make these kinds of repairs, and that is where the pros come in handy. They can take care of those jobs you have been putting off for far too long.

Don’t Avoid the Pros

Many people like to avoid calling in the professionals at all costs. They automatically assume that the cost will be outrageous and therefore think that they would be better off attempting the repair on their own. In some cases this may be true, but many repairs are outside the talents of the typical handyman. The average homeowner attempting a repair that is beyond their reach could end up costing more than it would have to simply have the job done right the first time by a professional. Continue reading