How do I fix my air conditioner without having to dole out hundreds of dollars for the repair and maintenance of simple problems? While certain complex air conditioning repairs need to be handled by professionals, you can fix many problems yourself. The only thing that you need to do is identify the problem and proceed with the repair work accordingly.
Some of the common problems that require air conditioning repairs are inadequate or uneven cooling, leakage of water from the unit, major temperature fluctuations, noisy air handler, and an inability to turn on the air conditioning unit. These can be resolved quite easily with these simple steps that help you identify and diagnose the problem.
If your air conditioner appears to be leaking and you observe water pooling next to your air conditioner then check to see if the plastic drain tubes attached to the air conditioner are leaking. Simply replacing this tube might resolve your problem. In certain cases, ice or dirt may be blocking the tube and simply cleaning the pipes will stop the leakage.
In case you cannot turn on the air conditioner then check the main and secondary electrical panels. Ideally, an air conditioning unit should receive 240 Volts of power. An inability to do so can be due to a tripped breaker or broken fuse. You can resolve the problem by replacing the fuse or resetting the breaker. If this does not solve the problem then there might be a problem with the thermostat.
Inadequate cooling or fluctuations in temperature can be caused by a number of factors. Debris and dust accumulation in the compressor is one of the primary factors that cause this problem. Clean the compressor by first unscrewing the grilles and then cleaning it with a cloth.
Vacuuming the insides of the compressor removes the hard-to-reach dirt from the inside and restores your air conditioner’s cooling. If the temperature drops too low then check the thermostat calibration and adjust its setting.
While these simple problems can be easily fixed, some other air conditioning repair issues might need expert guidance.