More Air Conditioning Problems

In our previous blog post we were listing some of the more common problems homeowners experience with their air conditioning units.  Some of the issues we addressed were were related to improper installation, substandard service procedures, and deficient maintenance.  In this blog post we list 5 more general air conditioning problems that homeowners experience.

REFRIGERANT LEAKS

If your air conditioner is lacking refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, just adding refrigerant is not an adequate fix. A well- trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then infuse the system with the proper amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and proficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge correctly meets the manufacturer’s specification, and is neither under or overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be hazardous to the environment.

INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE

Allowing filters and cooling coils to become clogged from dirt can make the unit work inefficiently, and the internal compressor or fans are likely to fail early.

ELECTRIC CONTROL FAILURE

Wearing out of the compressor and fan controls happen when a unit turns on and off frequently due to being oversized. Other problems due to corrosion of wire and terminals in many systems, electrical connections and contacts should be checked during a yearly maintenance call.

SENSOR PROBLEMS

Room air conditioners feature a thermostat sensor which measures the temperature of the air. If the sensor is slightly out of place, the unit could constantly run or behave erratically. The sensor is located behind the control panel. Adjust its position by gently bending the wire holding it in place. Make sure the sensor is near the coil but not touching.

DRAINAGE PROBLEMS

During high humidity outside, check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t blocked and is draining properly. Room air conditioners may not drain correctly if not mounted level.

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