Your air conditioner is, like any other piece of electrical appliance, susceptible to some faults and damages over time and this is totally nothing to panic about. Everything that works with electricity develops certain faults at certain times of their lifespan, with some coming later than others. In the case that this happens, panicking is not the key but trying to look for what might have gone wrong to fix it yourself before you might then need to call in a specialist, if the need be. Before then trying to know what kind of first aid to provide your air conditioning system, so to speak, it is important to first be accustomed to the parts that have come with your unit and the most common issues that arise in them.
The wiring of your air conditioner is very important to the overall running of the system. If the wiring in the system is wrong, it would be hard for the air conditioner to function well as this means that the electrical relationships between the various components of the system have not been well defined. Before you call in a technician, if you believe that you are knowledgeable in the aspect of wiring, you might want to turn off your unit and check under the hood to look for the faulty connection and then reset it.
Starting the AC
You might have noticed that when you turned on your AC module, it failed to start like it normally would and this is giving you a lot of concerns. Well, while this might be that your unit has served its lifespan, it could also be as simple as the thermostat not being correctly set or power failing to reach the AC’s electrical board. Before placing a call through to a technician, you might then want to first make sure that your thermostat is properly set (either to COOL or AC), make sure that you get the temperature settings right and ensure that the battery is still juiced up. The circuit breaker could also be the stubborn one here so make sure you look out for a tripped fuse also.
Noises during operation
Has your AC started to make some unnecessary noises during operation or maybe even during start up? This might be up to a small problem which can be easily fixed or a much larger one. Check your AC properly for where the sound is coming from and tighten any loose screws around there. If it is a metal junction, ensure that the joints are properly lubricated to prevent the grinding motion which might be the cause of that whirring or humming you’re hearing.
It becomes harder to fix by yourself if the problem is due to one of your fan blades being bent, twisted or damaged, in which you would have to buy another for a fix or save yourself the trouble and just dial up that technician.
Blockage of ducts
If you have started to notice an accumulation of water near the furnace of your AC unit, that would be because the ducts have been blocked from a collection of condensed water. Make sure you check out the AC tube for stoppages and blockages and clean them out. If your unit is such that uses a sump basin, make sure that this sump basin is not damaged in any way and still works perfectly.
If you have noticed a drop in the airflow of your air conditioner, don’t get all hyped up and think that the unit might be approaching its end already (although rarely, this could be the case). In most cases, it is usually down to the filters being clogged by foreign materials which would make it harder for more air to get out of the module. The simple fix for this is cleaning out the filter or for a better approach, changing it altogether. Filters should be changed regularly to keep the AC unit in good working condition.
In the case that you do not feel comfortable with probing into your AC module by yourself or you are experiencing a problem that is best left to an experienced personnel, you can contact the UK Midland Air Conditioning company on 0121-356-1809 and they would provide you with the best service you need.