Air conditioner repairs can be pretty expensive, so it’s critical to schedule regular maintenance and tune-ups with experienced AC contractors if you want to enjoy the constant pleasure of a good AC.
It’s also critical to understand common air conditioning issues so you can take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs.
NOW, THESE ARE 10 COMMON AC PROBLEMS AND THEIR BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS.
1. THE AIR CONDITIONER CAN’T POWER ON
If your AC Can’t power on, you should consider checking the batteries inside the thermostat, If the batteries are dead, replace them. If the batteries are in good working order, check the thermostat settings to see if the cooling mode is on with the desired temperature settings. And if the thermostat is on but the A.C doesn’t seem to work, then you should check the circuit breaker. If the circuit breaker trips, your air conditioner will not turn on. Turn off and then on the circuit breaker to reset it.
2. THE AIR CONDITIONER IS NOT BLOWING COOL AIR
The airflow is probably obstructed by a dirty air filter, and it will not blow cold air. A clogged air filter can cause the condenser unit to freeze, which limits the cooling power of your air conditioner. Your AC unit will blow cold air more effectively if you change the air filter once a month.
3. OUTSIDE UNIT FREEZING UP
The outside unit of your air conditioner may freeze up sometimes and here are some reasons why;
– Inadequate airflow
– The Outside temperature is low.
– Low coolant levels
– Problems with the blower motor
– Contractor getting stuck
4. AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERANT LEAKING
If the coolant in the air conditioner starts leaking, the unit fails to function properly because the temperature would begin to fluctuate and Leaks from the refrigerant can cause:
– Decrease in efficiency
– Increased Power consumption.
– Freezing of coils
– compressor failure
– Inconsistent cooling
Always inspect your air conditioner regularly for refrigerant leaks
5. THE AIR CONDITIONER MAKING NOISES
An air conditioner can produce different kinds of strange noises and it depends on the part of the AC which has developed a fault. There are many reasons why your air conditioner might be making different kinds of noises:
– A fizzling sound can be produced by a leaking refrigerant.
– If you hear clicking sounds when you turn your air conditioner on and off, you may have a relay problem.
– Thudding, rattling, or banging noises indicate a problem with the blower or motor assembly.
– A shrieking noise is produced by the compressor or fan motor.
– A buzzing sound like that of a bee is produced by faulty electrical components.
6. EVAPORATOR COIL GETTING FROZEN
Your evaporator coil will freeze if your air conditioner doesn’t get enough air to operate and a frozen evaporator coil can cause your air conditioner to freeze and stop working. Restriction in the airflow of the system can be caused by blocked vents and ducts, a faulty fan, or dirty filters. A clean air filter is critical for improving airflow and indoor air quality.
7. FAILURE OF ELECTRIC CONTROL
When you turn on and off your air conditioner repeatedly, the fan controls and compressor can wear out. The condenser fan motor, compressor, and blower motor connect to start the unit. A wrong connection can prevent the motor and compressor from starting. To determine the problem, examine the electrical connections
8. WATER LEAK FROM OUTSIDE AIR CONDITIONER
It’s normal for your air conditioner to leak water outside on hot, humid days, especially when it’s operating. It is also normal if the water leak occurs outside in cool weather with temperatures of 60 degrees or less, as the unit can freeze and leak water when it melts. Other things that might lead to your air conditioner leaking outside include:
– dirty air filters
– Incorrect installation
– Drainage pipe clog
– Low levels of coolant
– Condensate pan broken
9. PROBLEM WITH DRAINAGE
The drain pipeline gets clogged by Dust, algae, and dirt more so, Mold, fungus, and mildew can grow if water does not drain properly. Gases and unpleasant odors can also enter your home. Always inspect your drain line regularly to avoid this. Unlevelled mounted air conditioners may not drain properly.
10. SENSOR PROBLEM
In the air conditioner, a thermostat sensor is placed close to the evaporator coil. The thermostat adjusts the cooling to the room’s temperature by measuring the air temperature in the evaporating coil. The air conditioner may turn on and off at random or cycle continuously If the sensor is pushed out of its original position. The evaporator coil should not be in direct contact with the sensor, despite its proximity to it. all you have to do is bend the wire that holds the sensor in place to adjust it.
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