Air conditioners, like anything else that uses moving parts, eventually wears and needs some repair. Air conditioners are often easily repaired, and with the right maintenance and care, repairs are even less likely. More often than not, rugged, high quality products are produced from air conditioner manufacturers. When the AC fails, it is often a simple issue. Start by checking the fuses and circuit breakers. Reset the breakers after five or so minutes after the unit has had a chance to cool off. The high-pressure limit switch may have tripped if the central air conditioner’s compressor stops on a hot day and a simple reset button being pressed on the compressor’s access panel remedies the issue. Absolute Plumbing & Mechanical spotlight other common air conditioner problems and how to solve them.
AC Refrigerant Leaks
Low refrigerant in air conditioners usually indicates a leak or it was insufficiently charged at the time of installation. Refrigerant is not a finite chemical; it continually recycles as it undergoes the air conditioning process. Adding more refrigerant is not a long-term solution if a leak is present. Only trained professional can add more refrigerant and the process includes repairing the leaks, testing to ensure it is repaired, and then topping off with the amount of required refrigerant. Keep in mind that the refrigerant charge must match exactly the manufacturer’s specification and cannot be neither undercharged nor over charges in order for the unit’s performance and efficiency be maximized. Not only are the refrigerant leaks reflected in the overall function of the unit, but it can also have a negative impact on the environment.
AC Electrical Control Failure
Generally, more common with oversized units, the compressor and fan controls eventually wear out, particularly when the air conditioner turns on and off frequently. Electrical connections and contacts should be taken care of during a professional service call since the corrosion of wire and terminals is also a problem in many systems.
Air Conditioner Temperature Sensor Not Working
Measuring the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil, the thermostat sensor, featured of all room air conditioners, typically located behind the control panel, can be faulty. The air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically in the event that the sensor is knocked out of position. Adjusting its position by carefully bending the wire that holds it in place, the sensor should be near the coil but not touching it.
Clogged AC Drain Line
To make sure the condensate drain is not clogged and is draining properly, especially on humid days, be sure to check the drain. Additionally, the room air conditioners need to be mounted level to drain properly.
Lack of Air Conditioning Maintenance
The air conditioner will not work properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely in the event filters and air conditioning coils become dirty. Regularly scheduled maintenance is essential to keeping the air conditioning running and running well as well as reducing the risks of breakdowns and repairs.
Central Air Conditioner Troubleshooting, Diagnosis, Emergency Repair & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston & Greater Houston, Texas
Regardless of your efforts, you will need air conditioning repairs time to time, the less the better with maintenance, and when you need repairs, you need Absolute Plumbing & Mechanical to ensure the repairs are done expertly. Contact us today!