Air Conditioner Repair: What You Need to Know

Before trying to carry out air conditioner repair in your home or office, there are certain aspects of air conditioning systems you should know about.

When their air conditioning system breaks down or develops a fault, many people try to fix it themselves without fully understanding the concepts involved.

However, it is possible for you to carry out a basic air conditioner service once you understand the principles, although HVAC repair (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) is best left to the professionals. You can visit http://energywiseac.com/services/residential-heating/ to know more about AC repair services.

The normal home or office air conditioner works by simple physics, and consists of two discrete units: the condenser and the evaporator. In the condenser, Freon gas is put under pressure then passed through a heat exchanger, removing heat from the gas and converting it to a liquid.

Both the evaporator and condenser are sealed units and you cannot carry out any air conditioner repairs to these yourself: you will have to call a trained professional.

What you can do is to keep everything clean and all the mesh guards and so on clear of debris. You can carry out simple air conditioner service yourself, but not HVAC repair. Here are some basic air conditioner repair, troubleshooting and service tips.

  1. System fails to run.

Check the fuses or circuit breakers. If they are fine then check that the thermostat is not set too high. Try lowering it by 5 degrees, and if that fails you need a professional HVAC repair engineer.

  1. No Cooling.

Again, check the thermostat and try lowering it. If that doesn’t work check the condenser air intake. It might be blocked, especially in fall if there lots of leaves flying about. Check the fins of the fan are straight, and if not then straighten them. If nothing works, then call a professional engineer.