The most common type of air conditioning problems is associated with improper operation. When you air conditioner is running your outside doors and windows should be closed. If you have room conditioners, you need to isolate this room or the connected rooms from other areas of the home.
Some of the other common issues that exist with air conditioners are to do with faulty installation and inadequate maintenance and service procedures. The incorrect installation of central air conditioners often results in low airflow and leaky ducts. In some cases the actual refrigerant charge which is the levels of the refrigerant inside the system are not matching up to manufacturer specifications.
If the correct refrigerant charging has not been conducted during the process of installation, the efficiency and performance of your unit will be impaired. Service technicians that are unqualified often are not able to locate refrigerant charging issues and sometimes even the existing issues by adding a refrigerant to systems that are already filled.
Here are some of the common issues in regards to air conditioning repair…
When your air conditioner has low refrigerant levels, the problem is often associated with the fact that it was undercharged upon installation or the unit leaks. If your unit is leaking adding a refrigerant will not be a viable solution. Trained technicians should always first repair the leak, test the repair work and then charge your system using the correct refrigerant amount. You need to be aware that the efficiency and performance of an air conditioner is at its best when the refrigerant charge matches up exactly to the specifications of the manufacturer and is not overcharged or undercharged. In addition, refrigerant leaks are harmful to the surrounding environment.
Inadequate Air Conditioning Maintenance
If you let the coils and filters in the air-conditioning become clogged up and dirty, the unit is unable to function correctly. In addition, the fans and compressor are more likely to stop working or fail prematurely.
Air conditioners for rooms feature thermostat sensors which can be found behind your control panel. This sensor performs the function of measuring the temperatures of the air that flows into the evaporative coils. If this sensor has been knocked or moved out of its position, the AC could behave erratically or cycle constantly. This sensor needs to be close to the coil but not touching them. In order to adjust the position of the sensor, the wire which holds the sensor in place needs to be carefully bent.
Electric Control Failure
Fan controls and compressors have the potential to wear out, particularly when the AC is turned off and on frequently and is common when the unit is oversized. Because corrosion of the terminals and wires is and added issue in various systems, the electrical contacts and connections need to be checked on in a routine maintenance check by a qualified and certified technician.
Condensate Drainage Issues
When the outdoor environment is humid, the condensation drain needs to be checked to ensure that it has not become clogged and that is draining correctly. Other drainage issues can be associated with an air conditioning unit which is not in a level position.