Repairing an air conditioner can be costly, especially if you live near extreme weather conditions. This is because the compressor part of the air conditioner needs constant refrigerant supply to function properly. AC refrigerant can be described as a cool gaseous substance. It can either take a liquid or condensed form to move heat from your central AC system and bring cool, fresh air back into your room. The compressor may not be producing the refrigerant it requires, or if there is a leak in the cooling system, the air conditioner will not be able to cool your home effectively. Although it is possible to plug leaks, the problem can often be traced back to the refrigerant pumps.
The plastic dolly came with three white nozzles on the front when you first purchased your air conditioner. The nozzles are meant to release coolant from the evaporator coil in your air conditioner. This cools down the coil and shuts off your compressor from overheating. Overheating can result in faulty seals, leaky doors, and other issues. If you notice any problems, you should replace your evaporator. Also, clean the nozzles to remove any dirt and buildup.
Air conditioners use two different types of cooling coils in their cooling systems: wet condenser units, also known as condenser vanes, and dryer vents. The fan is used to draw warm air through the ducts of the wet condenser units. These ducts are strategically placed throughout the room areas that receive the highest levels of humidity are generally good candidates for the condenser vanes. Dryer vents, however use a vent to draw air through the vents rather than drawing warm air into the room. Although this vent system is less efficient that the wet condenser units, it is often more costly to install than the condenser units. In order to repair an air conditioner, both types must be replaced.
If the ducts are dirty or inefficient, the unit’s refrigeration coils can leak and let out into the atmosphere. If the unit is located in moist areas, these leaks could be a serious problem and must be fixed to prevent the conditioner’s failure. There are many reasons why your conditioner may leak, including dirty air ducts and worn-out components.
Most air conditioner repairs require the removal of the condenser coil from the unit. The coil is then cleaned with ultrasonic or heating elements to remove any debris. To ensure an air tight seal, the coil must be cleaned and replaced. After cleaning and re-applying, a new coil can be inserted into the condenser. The old evaporator coil is then crated and sent back to the manufacturer. A new evaporator coil is typically installed for every two rooms in a home.
Although the above is the most common type, there are other reasons that the unit might need to be repaired. Sometimes the unit won’t cool down properly. The fan motor may have developed problems, or the ducts may be blocked or plugged. A professional technician should be called in to diagnose the problem. Common problems that frequently come up include; a defective fan motor, a clogged or failing ducts, and faulty room vents.
It is recommended that you have your air conditioner repaired immediately if there has been any severe damage caused by weather, heat or mold growth. A damaged unit will not perform as well as it used to. Another reason to have it repaired right away is to prevent further damage to the electrical components, and the overall reliability of the unit. It is important to have the unit repaired immediately in order to prevent mold growth or other types of moisture damage.
Most air conditioning problems can be fixed by you. It is best to call a professional for repairs. All types of air conditioner repairs can be done by professionals who are skilled and trained. They are also licensed and fully insured. If there is ever an accident while working on your unit, it will be good to know that your contractor is insured and that the insurance company will pay for the cost of damages.