A well-installed and maintained air conditioning unit typically works for long periods without any problems. However, even with the best care and maintenance air conditioners often encounter problems that require professional attention. The following are some of the common problems that require air conditioning repair.
Air Not Flowing Properly – Occasionally air conditioner evaporator coils become frozen completely which stops air from flowing through the unit. The two major causes for unit freezing up are a reduction in airflow across the coils or an issue with the refrigeration system. The easiest way to fix frozen coils is to turn the unit off completely or switch it on to the heating mode if it has that option. Wait for the unit to defrost completely before turning it back on.
Condenser Unit Not Working – A common issue with air conditioning units is a condenser unit that malfunctions or fails to work completely. Issues such as a compressor and fan that do not run cause the air conditioner to chip in and out and not cool the space effectively. If your air conditioning unit has this problem, start by checking the thermostat as well as your breaker, fuses, the voltage and wiring going to the unit.
Unit Does Not Cool – An air conditioning unit that is always running but does not cool down a space at all is usually low on refrigerant. Refrigerants are liquid cooling agents that work inside air conditioning coils to cool indoor air. Refrigerants run low from time to time and need replenishment or the unit will lose its cooling effect and only blow room temperature air. Remedying this issue is as simple as topping up low refrigerant in your air conditioning unit.
Unit Will Not Turn On – If a new air conditioning unit will not turn on at all with the switch in the on position, faulty wiring could be the problem. Other possible problems include a blown fuse and a faulty thermostat. If this is an issue, it is best to have an AC repair technician diagnose and repair the unit.
These common problems typically require air conditioning repair by professionals.Their well-qualified specialists will visit your home, inspect your air conditioning unit, and repair it quickly and efficiently.