Air conditioners are becoming a valuable part of our lives, especially in regions with extreme temperatures in the summer. If an air conditioner breaks down, it can cause a lot of discomforts and even pose a health risk in some cases. It’s always a good idea to be aware of some of the most common problems with air conditioners. This blog lists the most common AC issues or problems and their possible solutions.
Common AC problems
AC is not cooling properly
Firstly make sure the thermostat settings have not been accidentally changed. If the settings are correct, the first thing to do is to replace the air filter. Old, clogged air filters often cause AC problems such as coil freezing.
Another possible cause of AC not cooling properly is a problem with the evaporator coils. If the coils are frozen, it can prevent proper heat transfer and cause the AC to blow warm air. Defective coils can also be the cause of this problem.
Uneven temperature distribution
If you notice that the temperature in your home is not uniform and there are hot and cold spots, it could be due to a problem with the air ducts. Leaky or damaged air ducts can cause air to escape, which can lead to the uneven temperature distribution.
Unusually high electricity bills
If you notice a sudden increase in your electricity bills, it could be due to a problem with your AC unit. A faulty compressor can cause the AC to use more energy than necessary, which will lead to higher bills.
Another possible reason for high electricity bills is an airflow issue. If there is restricted airflow, the AC has to work harder to cool the home, which will use more energy.
Your AC is loud
Another possible reason for strange noises is loose components. If any of the screws or bolts are loose, it can cause a rattling or other noises.
One of the most serious problems that can occur with an AC unit is water leakage. This can be caused by a number of different factors, such as a leak in the condensation line or a problem with the drainage system. Water leakage can cause extensive damage to your home and should be fixed as soon as possible.
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