Air conditioners are one of the most important appliances especially in hot areas. If your AC goes bad on a hot summer day, your entire day’s schedule goes right out of the window. Which is why maintaining AC is an important activity that you should not ignore.
Air conditioners are expensive and there repair can be quite a reach as well. Most of the times, we have to call a professional to get the problems sorted. Of course, at times we have to get the repairs done and it costs us a considerable amount of money, but it’s always good to troubleshoot your appliance first before calling someone. Who knows you might just identify the problem and fix it yourself.
Many a times, air conditioners do not work for the simplest of reasons and they’re pretty easy to identify. And it hurts to pay someone else a huge sum of money for something that you could have easily done yourself. Here are a list of all the checks that you can perform on your AC to save you time, effort, and money.
Air Conditioner DIY Diagnosis and Repair Tips
1. Check your switchboard
If you are appliances not turning on, a major reason could be a faulty switchboard leading to know electricity passage through the appliance. In most cases you will have to get it replaced. You can replace it yourself by buying the required part from the market or you can help the professional pinpoint the issue, making things faster and saving money in the process.
2. Clean your filter
Many a times, air conditioners start blowing less air or cool lesser than before because of issue with the filters. There is an internal filter located towards the front of the air conditioner and there are cooling filters located towards the outer unit. When you open the front grill, you can see a set of filters that you can easily remove, wash in water, dry it off, and put it back. The clunks dust on the filters inhibit the AC from throwing the intended airflow. On the other hand, if the outdoor unit coils are not clean, they might not function properly and dissipate heat properly. Lack of airflow can cause lack in cooling efficiency, which may further cause higher consumption of energy. So make sure that your AC is clean especially from the inside. You should check the filters regularly and clean it as and when needed.
3. Examine your ducts
Check your inner and outer units for accumulation of dust. Make sure that the coils inside and outside are clean. This can be done by spraying pressurized water on them. If that is not possible, use a soft brush and remove the dirt that is accumulated on the coils by gently rubbing and removing it.
Bonus Troubleshooting: Check for any ice formation (Requires Repair)
Make sure that your AC does not have any icing formation on its ducts. Open your front grill or indoor unit and check for any icing on the grills. If there are signs of icing or if ice is formed on the grill, there is some sort of leakage in the cooling coils of the AC. This can only be rectified through replacement of the cooling coils or welding the leakage after identifying the point(s) of leakage. This is a lengthy process and can only be fixed by a repair professional.
These are some quick tips and fixes to help you maintain your AC in top working conditions. These can save you considerable money before you call a professional who will also essentially do the same things as you would but charge you well. Make sure to check that your AC is working before the summer season starts so that if there is any repair needed, you can get it rectified before the season arrives. By doing so, you will get easy availability of repair professionals and get your work done at a much cheaper price than you would during peak season.
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