April has been windy and wet and muddy and stormy throughout just about the entire month.
It’s also been uncharacteristically cold for this time of year, which has kept me indoors quite a lot.
It wasn’t quite hot enough to be using the heating system heavily, but I sure was glad that I had heat and a warm and dry home as I gazed out and all the wind and rain. But now, in the last week of April, we have suddenly been hit with a sudden and drastic increase in temperatures. It caused me to finally switch my air conditioner system on, and I found to my dismay, that it was not working very well at all. The airflow was very weak and that got me quite worried. I didn’t quite want to have to call out an HVAC technician immediately, so I got to looking for some possible reasons why I might be getting such weak air flow. I finally got around checking the condenser unit outside, and I found my culprit. The condenser unit was caked with mud and debris and it was no wonder that my air conditioner was having serious issues. I immediately got to work hosing and scrubbing the poor thing off. I crossed my fingers as I once again tried to get the air conditioner running, and thankfully, the air flow and coolness was significantly better this time. Still, I knew that I would have to call out an HVAC technician soon! I’ll have to keep an eye on my condenser unit for now on.