Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Common AC Problems and How to Deal with Them

An air conditioner goes through a lot of wear and tear and as your unit gets older, expect some problems in the long run. However, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Here’s a few of the common malfunctions an AC unit suffers and how to deal with them:

  • Condenser isn’t running. The condenser is the heart of an air conditioning unit and when it doesn’t function, your rooms won’t get any cooler. There are several reasons why it could have broken down. One of these is that it isn’t plugged in, and another is that your thermostat is broken. It’s better to call a professional to check and fix it.
  • Improper cooling. When your AC is running but it doesn’t seem to be doing its job, there may be a problem with the thermostat. Set it lower by a few degrees and see if it has any effect. If your room still doesn’t cool, you may have a dirty evaporator. Have it cleaned and see if it makes a difference.
  • No cooling. When your room doesn’t get colder at all, a dirty condenser maybe the root of it. Clean it and remove anything that could be blocking it like weeds and grass. Another reason could be that the evaporator is dirty, so you should clean that, too. If it still doesn’t work, better call a professional.

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