How To Repair Common Air Conditioner Problems

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Many people usually call the repair guy whenever their air conditioners stop working. While the repair guys easily repair the units, they usually charge expensively; therefore, they tend to be unaffordable for many people.

If you are one of the people who can’t afford to hire a repair guy, you need to know how to repair the units. To guide you through, here are ways on how to repair common air conditioner problems.

Unit fails to turn on

When your unit fails to turn on, the first thing you should do is to take a look at the thermostat and see whether it’s working. If the thermostat is working, you should reset it.

Another thing you need to do is to take a look at the circuit breakers. Before you reset the circuit breakers you should first determine where the problem is. When you reset the breaker and it trips again, you should consider calling a professional to help you out.

Strange noises

If your unit is vibrating or rattling, it could be as a result of improper installation. To correct the problem you only need to install the unit properly.

Squealing noises are also common and they are caused by a dislodged belt. When you notice these noises you should turn off your unit and fix the belt.

Failure of the air conditioner to cool the house

If your unit is working inside but it’s not cooling the house, the problem could be as a result of a frosted line which means that there is no proper air flow across the coils of the inside unit.

To correct the problem you should turn off the unit at thermostat by turning the fan from “auto” to “on” at all times. You should then put on the air conditioner and see if there are any improvements. If there is no improvement you should call a professional to help you out.

Other than taking a look at the lines, you should also take a look at the air filters and check whether they are dirty. If they are dirty, you should replace them.

Odor

Bad smell is a sign of accumulation of fungi, molds, and mildew. The best way of solving the problem is replacing the filter.

Conclusion

These are the ways on how to repair the most common air conditioner problems. As mentioned, you should always consider hiring a professional to help you out with the repair when you find yourself unable to correct a problem.