Ac repair auto

Automatic air conditioners alter the temperature of air in a room or building depending on the current conditions. Most air conditioners have the same major components, the compressor, condenser, evaporator, condenser and refrigerant the fluid that connects all these systems. For an air conditioner to work in a hot environment the hot air blows over the evaporator the refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air and is converted from liquid to gas. Because the air needs to be constantly kept cool the compressor compresses the gas to release heat from the condenser and to cool the gas refrigerant back to liquid. The expelled heat is released from the condenser and the process continues. This basic explanation shows how all the parts of the air conditioner are related.

The most serious problems that face air conditioners are leakages, breakdown of parts that can either lead to their being fixed or their being replaced. Leakage of refrigerant is one of the most common problems that reduce the efficiency and eventually stop the AC from functioning at all. Refrigerant leaks are not easy to detect on your own because when refrigerant leaks it evaporates. Therefore a specialized technician will use special dyes to detect any leaks and fix them and afterwards recharge the refrigerant according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The refrigerant leakage can be quite hazardous if left unrepaired because on contact with moisture it becomes corrosive and could lead to the destruction of the compressor.

For window air conditioners dirt can lower the efficiency of the evaporator coil, block the operation of the fan that blows out the cool air, clog filters, and block drain ports. It can then lead to the damage of the evaporator which would need to be replaced at a costly price. To avoid all these effects you can schedule for regular servicing of your air conditioner by a certified technician who will clean all the parts and ensure they run optimally.

The technician will always try to fix what he can either leaks by refilling and fixing the pipes or replacing them and cleaning them but if he is unable to do anything else he will recommend replacing the part or parts.

If your room air conditioners is exposed to the outside like the window air conditioner you should try and protect it from adverse weather such as rain and winter by removing it should from its mounting and store it or cover the outside portion of the unit with a commercial room air conditioner cover or with heavy plastic sheeting, held in place with duct tape.

The repairs people will first switch off all switches and unplug the machine before any repair work. Some air conditioners like the room air conditioner have capacitors that store power even after the AC is turned off. The technician will therefore disable the capacitors before starting any work. The manual that comes with the air conditioner will show where the capacitors are specifically.

So whatever the repair problem be sure to contact a certified technician to fix it for you.