Hello and welcome!
I was inspired to write this when I saw a few clips on the internet about air conditioners, what they consist of, and more importantly, how do they work and basic help on air conditioning repair.
As you can tell from the name, today we will be talking about your regular home air conditioning system and what can you do in case it breaks down.
So let’s begin: what are things you should do when air conditioner in your home stops working?
While it may be that you are without the beloved AC, for a brief period, chances are it can be repaired and up and running, with a couple of hours work and some spare parts.
But enough about work, lets move on to an introduction to air conditioning repair
This is an introduction to the most basic of air conditioning systems, and it has a few simple air-conditioning repair ideas towards the end.
If you would like to get a better understanding of the possible components that could fail in a standard Air condoning system there is another blog here with a list of the most common parts that fail.
If you would like to understand how a Inverter, Direct expansion, reverse cycle, heat pump split system works (this is the newer type of NORMAL aircondtioning) click here for a discription of how it works.
Ladies and Gentlemen, make yourself a cup of tea, sit comfortably and enjoy:
Hope you liked the video, it gives a good basic explanation, doesn’t it? But we have a bit more reading to do, so relax and read on !
Now that you know how your air conditioner works, you may be wondering:
“What can go wrong in my air conditioning?”
Well, you might wanna take a look at one of our previous blog entries, specifically – “The Truth about Air Conditioning failure”
However, generally speaking, there are few simple reasons that you can check yourself without needing a technician
– Is there power to the system;
– the filter may need to be cleaned;
– the coils may get dirty overtime, just as well as the fins could get slightly bent,
However all these problems will not bother you with regular preventative maintenance.
There are certain problems that will still require you to call a technician, you may be able to save some time and your money if you identify the problem yourself.
Here is how:
- If the unit does not run at all, check the electrical service panel for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
- If the air conditioner turns on and off repeatedly, check for and remove any obstruction in the condenser, clean the coils.
- If the unit does not cool sufficiently, lower the thermostat and clean the filters.
- If the unit is noisy when running, tighten the housing screws and make sure clips are in place.
- If the air conditioner drips water inside the room, check and flush the drain system. In humid weather, an air conditioner can accumulate 1 liter/ per hour/ per kilowatt and some condensation may be normal in high-humidity areas.
To be continued…