Common Air Conditioner Problems
What can go wrong with your AC unit? Here are some useful tips on common issues that you might come across with your air conditioner.
– Uneven airflow – Probably one of the most common problems for AC units, if the air coming from your unit is weak or not cold enough, it can be a result of poor duct flow or or a clogged filter.
– Condenser not pushing hot air – If your condenser is not pushing out hot air, it is usually indicative that the unit is not cooling properly because the condenser sends hot air to the refrigerant. This issue can happen for multiple reasons such as dirty coils, refrigerant leaks, or natural wear and tear.
– Filter – A dirty filter is definitely a frequent issue that arises within most AC units. This can lead to the filter getting clogged, and is relatively easy change on your time. However, if the task can seem to daunting to you, reach out to a technician to get assistance.
Simple Steps for AC Maintenance
While certain aspects of HVAC maintenance require professional attention, there are several routine tasks you can perform to extend your air conditioner’s lifespan. Here are some practical tips for you:
- Filter Replacement: Keep your air flowing smoothly by replacing your filters every 1-3 months, adjusting the frequency based on your AC usage.
- Clear the Surroundings: Prevent debris and vegetation from hindering your outdoor unit’s performance by routinely cleaning the area around it.
- Thermostat Check: Sometimes, the issue may simply be incorrect thermostat settings. Ensure your thermostat is correctly configured for optimal comfort.
On the other hand, certain maintenance aspects require specialized expertise and tools. Here’s an insight into what might go unnoticed by those lacking formal training.
Factors like refrigerant levels, oil pressure, comprehensive coil cleaning, electrical component checks, combustion assessments, heat exchanger evaluations, motor oiling, duct inspections and cleaning, thermostat fine-tuning, belt modifications, drain pipe cleaning, and much more.
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