If you face a sudden malfunction in your air conditioner, the situation can be alarming. The reason can be something complicated, or it can be as simple are fuse blow or a circuit trip.
While in complicated cases, you will need the services of professional technicians, you can tackle most of the simple problems by yourself.
Here we give you some troubleshooting tips that will help you to deal with the standard problems with your air conditioner.
It is necessary to understand that many problems with air conditioning are because of poor maintenance. If you want to avoid this issue, you should prepare an annual maintenance program for your AC and heating units. For more details and the maintenance plan we have at Hometown Heating, you should visit our website and contact us without wasting any more time.
1. Your Air Conditioner Won’t Switch On
The first thing to do is to inspect the outer unit and check at the outside to see if the condenser is operating fine. You also need to check the connection of the unit to make sure it has proper plugging, and the thermostat is in a correct setting.
It may sound standard; however, it is a good idea to bring your thermostat lower by 5 to 10 degrees and observe if this solves the problem. Keep your thermostat set to cool. Our Manager for repair and maintenance, John, states that it is not easy to understand the working of the thermostat and the homeowner should read the manuals.
Then examine to detect if there is a fuse blow or there is a trip in the circuit breaker that is the reason for the problem.
If there is still a problem in switching on the AC, you may have frost on the coil, or there could be issues with the compressor or motor. For such repairs, you will have to call the professionals.
2. Your AC Is Not Chilling the Air
If your air conditioner will switch on, and your thermostat is in the proper setting, and still your system does not cool the surrounding, there may be a blockage of dirt or air in the condenser. You need to first check for dirt and debris at the outside unit that may be blocking the circulation of the airflow.
Secondly, inspect the filer to confirm that they are clean. If the filter is dirty, it will block the air flowing to the evaporator roll, and the coil may freeze. If you have pets at your house or you use the AC throughout the day, you must change your filter regularly. You can take out the screen and try to see through it as if the vision is not clear; it means the filter is dirty.
If your air conditioner is yet not chilling air, you may have a malfunction with your refrigerant or your compressor. You will have to contact an expert technician to look into the problem.
3. Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Appropriately Chilling Your Home
If your AC is on and the settings are correct, any issues with cooling could be because of the size of your air conditioner. Your AC size should be proportional to the size of your house.
You should have an AC that will keep your house cooling in peak summer seasons. A standard system can save a difference of 20-25 degrees between the indoor and outdoor temperatures. In other words, your AC is not configured to keep your house at 58 degrees when it is 85 degrees outdoor.
If it is a typical summer day and your air conditioner is not cooling your house, you may have issues of charging or an evaporator coil may have frozen. If you see frosting on your outdoor assembly, turn it off and request a professional service.