A very important and primary element to the cooling system is the air conditioner. In addition to controlling the humidity levels inside your home, it helps maintain cooler temperatures indoors. There are a number of causes when the air conditioner is no longer functioning correctly or at all. The most common causes as to what is making the A/C unit malfunction is what we at Absolute P&M Services would like to share today.
Change Dirty Air Filters
The A/C unit will not work if the filters collect the dirt, dust, lint, and debris and when they are clogged by design. To change or clean the filter, make certain to follow the manufacturer’s suggestions as to how often since some require every month where others are every 3 months. There are many circumstances that will fill the air filters fast such as living in a dusty environment, indoor pets, and indoor air quality.
Fix Refrigerant Leaks
The air conditioner cannot operate, and it takes a licensed professional to repair the leaks and recharge it to the necessary refrigerant levels without the right of refrigerant.
No matter if it is as simple as adjusting the settings, replacing the batteries, or possibly the thermostat will need replacing, the thermostat is usually fairly easy to fix, the thermostat may be the culprit.
AC Compressor Repair
The compressor applies energy to the refrigerant and propels it through the coils to carry out heat exchange. If the compressor is not functioning, the air conditioner cannot cool your home. In the event there is not enough refrigerant, the compressor will run hot and eventually seize and too much refrigerant will return to the compressor causing failure.
Clean Clogged Condenser Coils
The condenser coils are located outside with the compressor can become dirty quite easily because of exposure from the outdoor elements. Though it is usually done during the professional maintenance services, the filters should be cleaned annually with the garden hose, or if you are not comfortable most professionals will offer a cleaning service.
Address Contactor Wear
There are contactors for the compressor, the blower motor, and the condenser fan motor. The contactors make an electrical connection to start the motors and compressor. If there is arcing and pitting on the contactor, it may become difficult for electric current to start the motors.
Blocked AC Drainage
The drain line can be clogged with dust, dirt, and lint. Causing potential water damage to the components and surrounding surfaces comes from the drain pan filling up and the overfilling occurs.
Check Breakers & Fuses
The breakers and fuses play a major role to protect the air conditioner unit’s motor or compressor from overheating. The technicians will usually check the breaker first if the motor ceases.
Replace Bad AC Capacitors
Without operable capacitors, the motors that power the compressor and fans will not function. The run capacitor provides a series of jolts and the start capacitor sends it a jolt and to keep the motor running to activate the motor. The air conditioner unit will not run efficiently if either capacitor burns out.
Keep Evaporator Coils Clean
The evaporator coils absorb heat in the air and send it back into the house as cold with the help of a series of air ducts. Because coil can corrode, they can last longer simply by cleaning it periodically.
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Call in the professionals of Absolute P&M Services today and let our experts conduct quality repair services when you are faced with an insufficiently operating A/C unit.