If you have an air conditioning system, it is important to know how to perform basic repairs on your system.
Important Repair Tip #1: Air Conditioner Will Not Turn on After a Power Outage
If you live in an area where summer storms bring along power outages, it is important to know how to get your system going again. If your air conditioning unit doesn't turn on when the power resumes, you can get your unit working again.
Start by turning your thermostat to off. Then, go and reset the circuit breaker. When your power goes out, it can cause the breaker to trip, so even though your power overall is on, the circuit breaker for the air conditioning may be off. Make sure the switch is all the way off, then turn it all the way back on.
Don't turn your air conditioner on just yet. Allow about half an hour to pass so the internal circuit breaker in the unit can reset. Then, turn your thermostat back on to cool. This should get your unit working again.
Important Repair Tip #2: One Room Isn't Cooling Off
If your air conditioner is blowing out cool air but one room just doesn't seem to be getting cool enough, there are a few repairs you can try. First, you can check and change the air filter. A dirty air filter can stop air from distributing evenly throughout your home.
You should also check and make sure that the registers are open all the way in that room. If those repairs don't work, you need an experienced technician to check out the ductwork. Damage to the ductwork can result in the air not getting to all the rooms in your home.
Important Repair Tip #3: Leaking Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner can create a lot of condensation during normal operations. The first thing you should check is if your air conditioner is leaking is the drain pan. If the drain pan is cracked or is missing, the water will not make its way to the drain and outside your home. Replace the drain pan to stop the leaking.
You should also check the drain line. Drain lines often get clogged up with fungi and algae. Kill anything in your drain line by pouring some vinegar down it a couple of times a year to keep things flowing smoothly. If that doesn't stop the leaking, call in a professional.
If these basic repairs don't work, then it is time to call in an air conditioning repair specialist to help you fix your air conditioning. A specialist can easily and quickly go beyond the basics, figure out what is impeding the operations of your unit, and quickly repair it.
To learn more, contact an AC repair contractor.