Have you noticed that your home's air conditioner is no longer blowing cold air when the unit is turned on? If so, this is a problem you'll want to solve as soon as possible. Here are some tricks you can try to troubleshoot the potential problem.
Inspect Your Thermostat
It is a possibility that the problem is actually with your thermostat rather than your home's air conditioner. There is a possibility that the batteries have died and are giving false readings to the air conditioner, causing it to react in an odd manner. There can be damaged wiring caused by pests in your home, which are not allowing the thermostat to control certain components of the central air conditioner. The thermostat may also be old and no longer working properly. Start by changing the batteries in the thermostat with new ones, then replace the thermostat with a new model. If that doesn't work, it may require an HVAC technician to test the wires and make sure that they are working properly.
Inspect The Condenser Tubing
The condenser is a crucial part of your air conditioner that helps extract the heat from the air in your home. However, refrigerant needs to flow through a loop of tubing for the condenser to work. If there is any part of the tubing that is damaged, it can make the condenser unable to extract the heat and cool own the air. It is worth inspecting the condenser tubing and look for places where there is an obvious leak. If so, you'll need to have the tubing replaced and the air conditioner recharged with more refrigerant.
Inspect For Ice
Another potential problem related to the condenser is that it is covered with ice. While this could be related to a leak in the refrigerant line, it could also be caused by a dirty condenser. You'll want to turn the air conditioner off for a while so that the ice can naturally melt on its own. Don't attempt to chip the ice off the condenser to speed up the process, because you could bend the coils that are used to extract the heat. Try running the air conditioner again once the ice has melted completely, since the system should now be able to remove the heat from the air and cool down your home. If the condenser freezes again, you have a problem on your hand that's worth having an AC repair professional fix for you.Share
15 January 2019
How well did your air conditioning system cool your home last summer? Did you find that the system struggled to keep your home a comfortable temperature during those very hot days? How high were your utility bills during the summer? If your system is outdated, not working properly or has not been maintained recently, it could be time for some professional help. You can learn what could be going wrong with your system and how those problems could be causing your utility bills to skyrocket by visiting my website. It is my hope that you will learn everything necessary to maintain a cool home without spending a fortune on utilities.