Summer is beckoning, and its call is exciting! Another chance to don your colorful outfit as you enjoy the healing sunshine.
Checking your home cooling system is a crucial routine when preparing for the new season, as the heat may be unforgiving. Engage an AC repair expert to help run an audit and help you fix any home cooling problems before summer.
This article will guide you on how to go about home cooling problems.
Clogged Air Filters
Aircon filters trap airborne particles in the duct. They help to trap debris or any other dirt which blocks or damages the unit. When the air filters are not well maintained, items pass through and clog them. As a result, the evaporator freezes as dirty filters prevent cold and warm air from blowing through the vents. This blocks cool air production.
Blow the dust out of the filter if it is detachable to clean it. If the AC filter is waterproof, wash it clean and dry before putting it back. If your filter is permanent, engage a technician experienced in AC unit repair.
The compressor, which is like the heart of an AC, moves refrigerant between evaporator and condenser coils. This function enables refrigerant change to either liquid or gas when required. If the compressor malfunctions, the AC cannot produce cold air.
Compressors contain many moving parts susceptible to breaks. Some of the common problems are worn, loose, or hard starting. The latter may result from the AC electrical fault. Repairing the compressor requires technical know-how.
Dirty Condenser Coils
To remove heat from your home, the cooling system, through its refrigerant, changes from a liquid state to gas, then back to a liquid state as it completes the process. A condenser coil holds the refrigerant in its liquid form and then dispels it outside.
A dirty condenser compromises the cooling function of the AC as it is unable to dissipate the heat. Wash dirty condenser coils to fix this cooling problem before summer.
Your home cooling systems receive electrical systems by the thermostat through wires. The AC depends on the thermostat setting for cooling or heating instructions. A wiring problem, therefore, stops the electrical signals, which results in AC problems like running nonstop or short cycles. An HVAC that does not turn on could indicate a faulty thermostat.
Check if the thermostat is set well. Ensure that it is on auto mode for the right amount of air, which depends on the room temperature. You may need technical assistance if your thermostat is not working after setting it well.
AC Not Powering
A tripped breaker may cause your AC to malfunction. Check your electric panel or fuse box, and in case of a tripped circuit breaker, turn it off and then on.
If the AC still does not power, the problem could be a blown fuse in the disconnect box. Changing the fuse is a dangerous undertaking for a novice hence getting a technician is the best option. You may also want to engage a professional if the AC breaks or fuses blow often.
Leaking Air Conditioner
An AC may drip because of a cracked, overflowing pan or clogged condensate drain line. If your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant liquid, reach out for professional help. Replace a cracked drain pan to allow water to drain from the AC. A clogged drain line will need cleaning out of the algae and fungi build-up.
For effective cooling, you need the right capacity aircon to serve your space. Small ACs in large homes will overwhelm the appliance performance, causing malfunction. A large aircon in a small space will give you high energy bills and cool your room more than necessary. Follow the tips above to fix your cooling system ahead of summer.