Air conditioners are essential for many households, especially during the hot summer months. However, like any other machine, air conditioners can develop problems that can cause them to malfunction. Here is a trouble shooting guide for some common Air Conditioner Problems and Fixes.
Air Conditioner Not Turning On
One of the most common problems with air conditioners is that they fail to turn on when you switch them on. This issue can occur for various reasons, including a tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse, or a faulty thermostat.
You should first check the circuit breaker and ensure that it’s in the “on” position. If the circuit breaker is fine, check the fuse. When a fuse is blown, replace it with a new one. If neither of these solutions works, it may be a problem with the thermostat. Check the batteries in the thermostat and replace them if necessary. If all of these solutions fail, you should call a professional to come and inspect your AC.
Air Conditioner Not Cooling
Another common problem with air conditioners is that they don’t cool the room as effectively as they should. This issue can occur due to various reasons, including blocked air filters, a dirty condenser coil, or a refrigerant leak.
To fix this issue, check the air filters. If they are dirty, clean or replace them. Next, check the condenser coil and clean it if it’s dirty. If neither of these solutions works, it may be a refrigerant leak. A refrigerant leak is a more serious issue that requires a professional technician from Legacy Heating and Cooling to fix.
Strange Sounds Coming from the Air Conditioner
If you hear strange sounds coming from your air conditioner, it may be due to a loose or damaged part. Turn it off and check for any loose or damaged parts. Tighten or replace any parts that are loose or damaged. If you can’t find the source of the sound, call a professional to come and inspect your air conditioner.
Water Leaking from the Air Conditioner
If you notice water leaking from your air conditioner, it may be due to a clogged condensate drain line. Turn off the air conditioner and locate the condensate drain line. Use a wet/dry vacuum to remove any blockages from the line. If you’re not sure where the condensate drain line is located, or you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, call a professional from Legacy for assistance.
Foul Smells Coming from the Air Conditioner
If you notice foul odours coming from your air conditioner, it may be due to a dirty air filter, mould, or mildew growth within the unit. Check the air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. If the foul odour persists, turn off the air conditioner and inspect the unit for mould or mildew growth. Clean the unit thoroughly with a mould and mildew remover. If you’re uncomfortable doing this yourself, call a professional from Legacy for assistance.
Air conditioners can develop various problems that can cause them to malfunction. Fortunately, most Air Conditioner Problems and Fixes can be addressed with some simple troubleshooting steps or by calling a professional from Legacy Heating and Cooling for assistance. With proper maintenance and care, your air conditioner should function optimally, keeping you cool and comfortable during the hot summer months.
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