Air conditioning is a nice luxury to have when the temperature outside is extremely hot. Without the appliance, the indoor temperature in the house would be uncomfortable and even dangerous in some instances. The best way to lower the temperature is by using air conditioners. Once you have them, you need to do everything you can to keep them running smoothly. Learning how to troubleshoot basic air conditioning issues can save you time and even money if you can omit hiring a repairman. Follow this guide to deal with common air conditioner problems.
Unit Does Not Cool
One common issue with air conditioners is the unit blowing air but not cooling the home as it should. There are several things that can be causing this issue.
The air filter on the appliance may be too full of dust and other debris. This can cause issues with airflow and keep the unit from blowing cold air through it. Remove the filter and rub it down with a damp cloth until the dust is cleared off. If you have a model that requires a replacement filter, you will need to purchase a new one and install it in the air conditioner.
The air registers are located in rooms throughout the entire house. The air registers are connected to the ventilation system and carry the cold air into each room. Make sure all the registers are as open as far as they will go. You should also remove any items from in front of or on top of the registers since they will block the air from coming out. Dust the registers regularly to also help airflow
Unit Does Not Turn On
Another issue is when the unit won't turn on. Here are some of the things to check when this happens to you.
The most likely event is that you have blown a fuse. Air conditioners typically require a lot of power to cool the house and run nearly all day long in most instances. This can be hard on the system and may blow a fuse. Check the breaker box and find the spot marked "A/C Unit" or something similar. It should be in the "On" position. Flip it into that position if it isn't.
The issue could also be with the thermostat. Locate the thermostat and make sure it is on "Cool" and not the other settings, which are probably "Heat" and "Off." If it is on "Cool," turn it down approximately five degrees and see if that helps.
When you have severe problems that you cannot troubleshoot at home, you should contact an HVAC professional. Some even have after hour service so they can help you no matter what time of the day it is.Share
22 November 2019
Have you ever stopped to think about the general health of your air conditioner? Although it might seem like a silly thing to worry about, air conditioners need a little tender loving care just like any other home appliance. Unfortunately, it can be hard to detect issues until your system sputters to a halt one day. My blog is all about improving your HVAC experience by learning how to keep it on point. On my blog, you will learn how to check for air conditioning problems, troubleshoot your system, and even find the perfect replacement--should you need to upgrade your system.