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Common AC Problems

by David Mickel Educational Management

Nothing is worse than when the temperatures outside are soaring, and your air conditioning breaks down. Repairs are often costly, and routine maintenance can help stop a nightmare before it happens. Air conditioning Christchurch can help. Some problems plaguing AC units happen more often than others. Here are some of the most common air conditioner problems.

  1. The AC is not turning on. Check the batteries on your thermostat and replace them if they are dead. If the batteries are good, check the settings on the thermostat to make sure it is within your desired range. If the thermostat is on, but the AC isn't working, check your circuit breaker. If it is tripped, the AC won't turn on. Reset it by flipping the switch off and on.

  2. The AC is not blowing out cold air. If the air filter is dirty, it will not blow cold, because the dirt and debris block the airflow of your unit. A dirty filter is also hard on the condenser, as it causes it to freeze up, limiting the cooling power of your AC. Changing the air filter about every three months will help.

  3. AC is freezing up outside. This is usually caused by one of five problems, which are insufficient air flow, low outside temperatures, low coolant levels, blower motor problems, and a stuck contractor.

  4. The AC refrigerant is leaking. This problem causes low efficiency, high power consumption, coil freezing, a damaged compressor, and uneven cooling. Units should be checked often for leaks.

  5. The AC is noisy and loud. All AC units make noise, but the kinds of noises depends on the type of problems. A hissing sound is the result of a refrigerant leak. Clicking sounds may mean a relay problem. A problem with the blower or motor may result in thumping, rattling or banging noises.

If you are experiencing any of these difficulties, an experienced HVAC company can help.


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