How to Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioning Unit

There are households that prefer to leave it to professionals when handling maintenance and troubleshooting with their air conditioning units, but when trouble comes at times when the contractor can’t be contacted, especially during non-office hours, it is up to the household owner to do their own troubleshooting. There is nothing to worry about since this kind of troubleshooting can be done by anyone as long as they follow the instructions carefully. Furthermore, if you make use of the right equipment that is recommended for basic troubleshooting, you won’t have to think or get worried about having an injury or two. As you follow these tips on basic troubleshooting, you will be ale to save money and energy and at the same time make your home more comfortable to live with.

Most household owners’ problems in regards to air conditioning units is when it doesn’t give off a cool or heating power, but it is still blowing off air. The most common one is when the unit doesn’t give off any cool air, but the machine itself is still running. There are a couple of issues that causes this, but the first thing that you need to make sure of is that the filter in the unit’s air handler is entirely clean in order to acquire good air flow. You need to turn off the unit’s power and remove its door, which is at the air handler cabinet’s front so that you can gain access to its filter. Take out the filter and clean it out entirely. There are cases when you need to replace it. Since it is an air conditioning unit, look for any ice, especially around the coils. When you do, close it back up, turn back its power and then the fan. The ice within the coils will melt within one hour or the next.

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You should also make sure that the condensate drain is completely clean. Air conditioning units can accumulate a lot of water since it is responsible in removing the moisture from the air. In order to get rid of this, it usually comes with a drainpipe that usually comes outside from the air handler. When this is left untouched over time, the formation of algae can block the pipe and usually contributes to the air conditioning unit’s troubles.

You should also check out if the unit’s compressor is also working. When you are setting the thermostat of the unit to a temperature that is below room temperature, you should be able to hear the compressor run. You should also check out its fan if it is turning inside as well. If it is not turning, search for the overload switch or button in order to reset, however, not all types of A/Cs have this feature. When this turns the fan on, it is a sign that there is a faulty capacity within the compressor in which it will need some replacement. For repairs, check out www.kentaircon.co.uk.