The last thing you need in these tough economic times is a surprise air conditioning repair. Although all equipment requires occasional maintenance, most can be avoided. Here are ten common problems we face every spring and things you can do to avoid them, in no particular order.
1. Dirty filter
If you have a 1″ disposable filter, you should change it once a month. It’s invisible and subjective, so it’s easy to forget to change it. However, this year we’ve gone for maintenance where air conditioners do not cool and cause, among other things, dirty filters reduce indoor air quality, make the house uncomfortable and indoor air coils freeze, which leads to intensive maintenance.
For safety and convenience, some heating and air conditioning systems have a switch on the interior panel that can be mistaken for a light switch. Your air conditioner will not start if you accidentally turn it off or if it is turned off in cold weather. Always check the status of this switch before calling us.
3. The circuit breaker is off
The main reason for premature calls is aging. Please reset before calling us. I hope it won’t happen again. If so, call us. Someone flipped the switch. Usually it’s something as simple as a bad switch, loose wire, or bad capacitor. However, some simple, untreated problems can make repairs more expensive.
4. Coolant drain
The flight system is a closed system. Coolant should not leak. When he does, bad things happen. The efficiency of the air conditioner decreases and your electricity consumption increases. Your air conditioner may not be cold. the coil may freeze. the compressor may be damaged. In addition, refrigerants are greenhouse gases. We use different tools to detect leaks. The problem is often as simple as a broken Schrader valve or a poor connection between the unit and the refrigerant line.
Some thermostats require temperature and humidity adjustments. If the valve does not fit properly or is damaged, the air conditioner will not start. Good digital thermometers rarely fail. Some cheaper ones available at big box stores maybe. So what’s wrong? Circuit breaker may be damaged; Voltage spikes can cause malfunctions, etc.
6. The drain hose is clogged
Air conditioners remove moisture from cold air, lowering the temperature. Rainwater usually leaves the house through pipes. The secondary voltage switch should be installed on the speaker as an accessory. Algae can grow in these pipes and clog them. This can cause water damage in your home. We clean the drains as part of the spring air conditioning maroochydore tune-up, or you can do it separately if needed.
7. Interact with the person
The clutch is the switch for the electric motor that controls your air conditioner. Sometimes the silver coating on the coating wears out and the coating wears out, leaving the coating to work all the time, which is expensive. Sometimes the ants are attracted to the electricity and squeeze between the contacts, preventing them from going out. If this happens, the external device will not work. Electricity can also damage communications. We check them when adjusting the spring; if necessary we clean the contact surfaces and recommend their replacement in case of failure.
8. Dirty evaporator valve
The evaporator coil is in your house… Sometimes you need to clean the coil, otherwise the accumulation of dust and debris lowers the temperature of the coil and reduces airflow through the system. Dirty coils increase operating costs and reduce home comfort. * An HVAC technician must do
9. Capacitor switch is dirty
The condenser coil is outside the air conditioner. A dirty or clogged radiator is inefficient, increases power consumption, and weakens system cooling performance.