The summer puts pressure on air conditioning systems throughout the United States. In some states, the air cooling systems run for more than 17 hours a day. An AC is specially designed to perform under these conditions and demands. But regardless of the equipment, without the proper care and maintenance, any air conditioner will fail to perform.
Always get the professionals to fix AC unit problems if your device does not work as intended. Do not try to repair it yourself without the proper knowledge. Also, never get an unlicensed novice to perform repairs on your device. So let’s look at what causes the different air conditioning problems.
A capacitor monitors the voltage sent to the motors. A start capacitor sends the signal to turn on the motor. A run capacitor indicates the system to keep running. Both of these are a part of the air conditioning system.
Despite the irony of being a part of the air conditioning system, a capacitor is still very susceptible to temperature changes in the environment. The main job of the capacitor is to hold an electrical charge. With constant exposure to heat, its ability to hold an electric charge reduces. The air conditioner will switch off early without providing the proper cooling or have difficulty staying on.
An electrical problem is the most common cause of a malfunctioning air conditioner. The air cooling system is an electronic device that experiences the most temperature change. It also contains many wires, relays, coils, capacitors, and circuits. Each part of the electronic apparatus has a specific role to play to make sure the device works properly.
Unfortunately, with exposure to the constant temperature change, some of these components begin to malfunction. When one device fails it causes another part of the circuit to spontaneously stop working. Some problems can be fixed easily, such as changing the batteries for the thermostat screen. Always remember that for new devices you are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty for at least a year for any workmanship problems.
Broken Air Handler:
The job of the air handler is to push air into the unit to be cooled and pushed into the ventilation system. It is a part of the indoor unit. Some of the most common reasons for malfunctioning air handlers are bent fan blades, overheated motors, or the fan blades getting loose. A way to identify broken air handlers is that the air conditioning system throws little or no air through the vents.
A refrigerant is not fuel for the air conditioning system. The amount of refrigerant should stay the same in a properly working machine. Leaks are the only way it gets depleted. A compressor can get permanently damaged due to low refrigerant levels.
The way to recognize low refrigerant levels is that the machine will be pounding out air, but it will not be cool at all. Switch off the device and call for a repairman at the earliest to prevent damage to the compressor. Continuing to use the air cooling system for longer periods with low refrigerant levels can make the entire device permanently useless.
The air conditioning system is a device that needs routine maintenance. Taking the necessary steps to provide the proper care and upkeep for the machine will make sure that it runs productively for a longer time.