Especially during the warmer months, the last thing you need is for your air conditioning unit to fail. Whatever the cause, if you don’t get air conditioning repair done right away, the problem can get much worse.
Your air conditioner will stop working properly if it had been installed improperly and this resulted in low airflow and leaky ducts. On the other hand, it’s also possible that the amount of refrigerant in the system or refrigerant charge does not match the manufacturer’s specifications. You could also be having problems with your air conditioner due to lack of maintenance.
Here are a number of air conditioning problems typically experienced by households.
When the refrigerant on your air conditioner leaks, the problem won’t go away by just adding more refrigerant. Instead, you would need a technician to fix the leak. Afterward, they would need to test the repair that has been done and then charge the system again using the correct amount of refrigerant.
Electrical Control Failure
Your air conditioning unit fan control and compressor controls can fail due to wear and tear. Damage to electrical controls accelerate when you turn your unit on and off frequently, particularly as when the unit installed is oversized.
An air conditioning unit usually has a thermostat sensor located behind the control panel. This is responsible for measuring the temperature of the air that’s coming into evaporative coil. If this sensor gets knocked out of position though, your air conditioning unit can end up behaving erratically. Just to be safe, you may want to have a technician check and adjust the position of the sensor instead of attempting to do it yourself.
Faulty Air Condenser
If the condenser refuses to run even if the unit is already plugged in, it could mean that there may be a blown fuse. The other possibility is that you may be dealing with a tripped circuit breaker.
If you suspect that your air conditioning is suffering from these problems, it’s always best to call for professional air conditioner repair right away. After the problem is fixed, see to it that you schedule regular maintenance too. This way, you reduce the chances of an AC failure.
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