Repair air conditioner

An air conditioner is a machine that keeps you cool and has the following five major components:

  • Refrigerant
  • Compressor
  • Condenser
  • Expansion Valve
  • Evaporator Coil
  • There are a few common problems that you may find with your AC and here is how to fix them or how a technician would fix them. One of these problems is when you notice the temperature of the air is not as cool as it once was or even that the air is not cooling at all. The first thing you should do is ensure that the filter is clean. The filter could be clogged and the reduced air flow would cause the evaporator coil to not function as it should thereby not releasing cool air at all. Change the filter to open up the channels of air flow and to restore cool air to your home.

    If that was not the cause then it could be coming from the compressor. The compressor is usually the central part of the air conditioner. It can have malfunction from different sources. One of these sources could be clogged condenser coils. These clogged coils will cause the compressor to strain and work in bursts of time from one period to another. The condenser coils should be cleaned and then the AC system tested. If this does not work then you will need to call a qualified technician to come and do the diagnosis before fixing the system. The compressor could be damaged from leaking refrigerant. When refrigerant gets into contact with moisture it forms corrosive acid that then starts to burn the parts and lead to leaking. (The moisture would probably have escaped from the drier.)When this acid gets to the condenser it starts eating away at the compressor causing it to not function. If detected early using special dyes and equipment the leakage can be stopped, the compressor fixed and the system can be recharged with the appropriate amount of refrigerant according to the manufacturer’s specifications. If the damage has gone too far then the compressor has to be replaced for normal functioning to resume.

    Another noticeable issue is when your AC fails to turn on. This could be as a result of power problems with the fuse. You can check whether thermostat settings are set as they should. So ensure you set it to cool if you want to cool the room or you can select heat for warm conditions. Then select the temperature for the thermostat is set correctly. Then check that all the switches are working properly and none has blown. You can replace any fuse that has blown.

    If these do not provide a solution then you should consult a professional technician that will be able to determine the exact cause of the problem. The technician will provide you with a quotation for the cost of repairs.

    You can avoid frequent repairs by arranging for the regular maintenance of your AC to detect any problems early.