Air conditioning is a necessity in today’s changing temperature. Maintaining the air conditioning system can be a costly affair if you do not know the common problems that can arise in the air conditioning system. Some of the issues can have a severe impact on the air conditioning system, while others do not cause a huge problem. Here is a list of the common issues that arise in an air conditioning system.
#1. Problems with Fan
Your air conditioner consists of two fans. One fan circulates the air into the evaporator coil and blows out the cooled air. The other fan blows the heat out of the building. As the air conditioner becomes older, you may start facing problems with the fan. This problem might arise due to fault in motors, worn-out belts or due to lack of lubrication. If any problem appears with the fan, then it must be replaced soon. If you do not solve the problem, then it is like cancer for your air conditioner.
#2. Problems with Thermostat
This problem can arise if your air conditioner has an old dial-type thermostat or even the new programmable type thermostat. In the old dial-type thermostats, there are problems with receiving commands from the control system due to mistakes in the calibration. This problem can be easily solved by changing the thermostat or resetting the calibration. In modern programmable thermostat, a problem with the calibration might arise at times. In the air conditioning manual, there will be a detailed procedure to rectify this problem. You can check the manual to remedy this problem. If you do not have the manual, you can look it up on the company’s website, or you can contact the air conditioning repair person.
#3. Problems with the Ducts
There can be a leakage in the ducts. Leakage can be due to rotten or due to the negligence of workers while installing the air conditioning. Holes will form in the tube, and this will let the cooled air to escape inside the walls. This leakage will make the air conditioning use more power to compensate for the lost cooled air. It will increase the load on the motor and ultimately wears it out. The leakage ducts will be expensive to solve if the problem stays for a long time.
#4. Problems with the Condenser Coil
The condenser coil is a part of an air conditioner that expels hot air. This coil is the most critical part of the air conditioner. Problems with the condenser coil arise due to the dirt accumulation in it. The dirt can accumulate because of the increase in pollution and dust from the surrounding area. If you do not remove the dirt quickly, then the air conditioner will consume extra power to cool the air. This overload can lead to system failure.
#5. Problems with Refrigerants
Refrigerant is the part of the air conditioner which absorbs the heat and humidity from the air. Sometimes there might be some holes or breaks in the refrigerant lines. These holes will lead to the leakage of the refrigerant. The problem won’t be solved by just replacing the coolant, and the workers will need to find the holes and breaks in the refrigerant lines. This work will be time consuming and expensive. So it is for the best to rectify this problem as soon as it arises.
#6. Problems with Drains
The heat and humidity are removed from the air and are sent into the atmosphere through a drain. At times the pipe can get clogged, which results in the water to come back into the system. The water that comes back will damage the system. Sometimes it can cause water leaks that destroy the walls and the furniture and the electrical lining.
Problems with air conditioning can be expensive to rectify at times. It is always better to do regular maintenance. Cleaning the air filters and replacing them from time to time will help you in the long run. The ducts should be inspected regularly for any holes and breaks. It is better to use the programmable thermostat as it can be rectified easily if any problem arises. Have your maintenance team from Elite Air Sydney team come in and check the air conditioning system regularly. This process will be relatively inexpensive.