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Common Air Conditioner Problems
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Published : Saturday, 19 February, 2022 at 5:40 PM, Update: 19.02.2022 7:13:24 PM, Count : 3462

Common Air Conditioner Problems

Common Air Conditioner Problems

An Air Conditioner is a home appliance that requires regular tune-ups by experienced AC contractor-related sources to enjoy the best AC performance without problems. Proper maintenance is required to keep things running smoothly for a longer period. You can purchase a high-quality air conditioner from a variety of platforms, such as Butterfly Group but it is also essential to know about common air conditioning driving issues. Only then can you take precautionary measures to avoid costly repairs.

Common Problems and Solutions of an Air Conditioner

AC does not Turn On: This is a common problem that your air conditioner may exhibit after a certain period. Even if the thermostat is set to a lower temperature, the air conditioner will not turn on. This problem can occur when a circuit breaker has been tripped. Other causes include a malfunctioning thermostat or dangling wires.
If your air conditioner isn't working or turning on, you should check the batteries in your thermostat. If the batteries are dead, replace them. There can be a problem with the circuit breaker. The circuit breaker can be reset by turning the switch off and on again.

Air is not Cold: The air conditioner may be running, but there is no air coming out of the ducts. Or you may feel some air, but it doesn't appear to be cool.  Usually, it's just a tripped circuit breaker. It's also possible that the blower belt has worn out and needs to be replaced. Low refrigerant levels can also have an impact on cooling. If a dirty air filter obstructs your air conditioner's airflow, it will not blow cold air. A clogged air filter can further freeze the condenser unit, limiting the cooling power of your air conditioner. Changing your air filter once a month will assist your AC unit in producing cold air. 
To solve this problem, replace air filters every month or two and schedule duct cleaning at least once a year. Because a dirty air filter causes the condenser unit to freeze up further and limit the cooling power of your AC, changing your air filter once a month will help your AC unit blow cold air.

Refrigerant Leakage: A lack of refrigerant can significantly impact the effectiveness of an air conditioner. Examine the larger of the two copper lines that run into the condenser. If the refrigerant levels are high enough, the line will sweat and feel cold to the touch. It is most likely a symptom of a more serious underlying issue if it does not.
Leaks of refrigerants are a serious problem that professionals should handle. This is not an exhaustive list of possible causes but rather a summary of the most likely ones. If you could not resolve the issue or you are still unsure, it is better to contact a qualified engineer.

Water Leakage:  On a hot or humid day, a puddle of water outside the house right under the compressor of your air conditioner is normal, especially if the unit is running. It is also normal if the water leak occurs outside in cool weather with a temperature of 60 degrees or less, as the unit can freeze and leak water when it melts. This could be due to several factors, including a clogged air filter, a broken condensate pan, a faulty AC seal, improper installation, and so on.
The first step is to turn off your air conditioner and unplug it from the power supply. If the problem is caused by improper installation, you will need to seek professional assistance to resolve it. Check the drainpipe as well; if it is clogged, it must be repaired. Low coolant levels and a broken condensate pan must also be repaired to solve the water leakage outside. Things can get complicated if this problem is not addressed promptly. You may need to contact a professional for this air conditioner problem.

Damaged Compressor: The compressor is an integral AC component that helps refrigerants carry out heat exchange and regulates the AC pressure. It can become damaged or faulty for various reasons. AC compressor failure can be caused by dirty coils, changes in refrigerant levels, and a lack of lubrication. If there is insufficient refrigerant, the compressor will overheat and stop working. If there is more than what is needed, the extra refrigerant will cause increased pressure in the unit, which may cause it to fail.
If your air conditioner is not cooling properly or detects a low HVAC airflow, it is most likely due to a faulty compressor. To resolve this common AC issue, contact your local air conditioning service. If the compressor is severely damaged, it is preferable to replace it rather than perform air conditioning repair.

Noise Issue: An air conditioner may make an unpleasant noise to indicate a problem. Different noises indicate a different AC problem, such as a grinding sound indicates a compressor or motor failure.The AC fan will make clicking noises if there is an obstruction in the fan. A refrigerant leak or excess moisture in your unit causes a bubbling noise.
You should never ignore an AC noise problem and always contact an HVAC professional right away. A technician will assist you in determining the meaning of the sound and resolving the underlying problem.

Not all air conditioners contain the same quality; they differ from brand to brand, features to feature, and model to model. Choosing the right unit of an Air conditioner according to your room size is essential. No matter which brand of Air Conditioner you have, maintenance is a must; you can not ignore it. Following the user manual from the very beginning after a proper installation will give you a strong backup for maintenance. But it is wise to take professional help when needed. 

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