Common Causes of Air Conditioner Problems

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The air conditioner is an essential module in a residential building because it allows cooling, ventilation and even heating. When the system is operating optimally, you will enjoy proper functionality and relatively low electricity bills. On the other hand, if the air conditioner malfunctions, it will result in poor operation and high costs in terms of repairs and energy bills. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the root of common problems such as unstable temperatures, failure to turn on, increased energy demands and even strange noises. Here are the primary causes of most air conditioner problems.

Refrigerant Leaks

The refrigerant is the compound that allows heat exchange in the air conditioning system. It absorbs heat from the interior spaces and dissipates it through the outdoor units. In addition, it cools the air flowing into the home and consequently regulates the temperatures. If the system is no longer cooling your building effectively, there might be a refrigerant leak. This is caused by a perforation or a tear in the tubes which allow the flow of the fluid. It is crucial to engage a serviceperson for repairs if your refrigerant-charged system is experiencing this type of problem. In a ducted central air conditioner, lack of cooling could also indicate a leak in the air ducts so ask the repair experts to scrutinise the system for other problems.

Electric Control Failure

The electrical system is responsible for powering the air conditioner; therefore, its failure will cause appliance malfunction. The fans and other moving components in the AC unit are susceptible to wearing out when the system is forced to shut down and turn on the power frequently. In simple terms, the air conditioner operates intermittently to keep the temperatures consistent. If the system is oversized, the electrical flow will have to be interrupted repeatedly, leading to a breakdown. Problems can also arise from the corrosion of wires and damage of terminals so check the condition of these elements if you suspect the issue is electrical.

Poor Maintenance

Maintenance is essential in promoting proper functionality of every air conditioning system. Unfortunately, most homeowners neglect important servicing tasks until the units finally break down. You can eliminate the need for extensive repairs by changing the filters to promote proper air flow. If these are clogged they will cause the system to work harder and strain. You should also wipe the AC coils to promote proper heat exchange between the air and refrigerant. Visit a site like to learn more about AC servicing.

You should always engage a licensed repair professional for the repair tasks to avoid mediocre results. 


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