During the summer, you are more likely to have problems with your air conditioning. The issues can be because of several factors, such as increased usage and lack of upkeep maintenance. When your air conditioning fails, you may have to wait for an A/C technician to attend to it but with the sweltering heat, who wants to do that? If you can comfortably work around electricity, you can probably repair the A/C system yourself as you wait for HVAC experts to handle more complex problems.
Air Conditioning Repairs Need a Professional Technician
You are not supposed to attempt repairing your HVAC system as a DIY gig. The modern A/C is a complex piece of equipment, and qualified technicians take years of training to learn how to handle the system. Amateur workers cannot handle issues such as recharging lost refrigerant, sealing refrigerant leaks, and replacing motors.
But, if your air conditioning system is not working as expected, you can employ measures to assess it to ensure that the problem does not require expert intervention. Doing the following will prevent regular A/C breakdown and save you money eventually. If your air conditioner isn’t working, try the following:
1. Inspecting and Changing the Air Filter
If you’re A/C is tripping circuit breakers, putting out low airflow, or unevenly cooling, start by checking the air filter. The system’s air filter accumulates dust as it runs, where the dust eventually clogs the filter to obstruct the flow of air. You can change the filter every one to three months. So, when your air conditioner malfunctions, inspect the air filter for clogs and change it.
2. Inspecting the Thermostat
This might seem obvious, but there can be a problem if the thermostat has incorrect settings. Unknowingly, someone may have altered the programming. If you are using a heat pump, it may be set to heating mode instead of cooling mode.
3.Resetting Fallen Circuit Breakers
Inspect the electrical panel for tripped circuit breakers if the A/C compressor or fans won’t startup. The circuit breaker can trip because of a temporary overload from the unit. Reset the circuit breaker and observe if the system turns on. If the circuit breaker falls again, there is another bigger problem that requires professional expertise.
4. Cleaning the Condenser Coils
These are found in the system’s outdoor unit together with the compressor. These coils get dirty due to their exposure to the elements. If they remain dirty for too long, dirt buildup can negatively affect you’re A/C system, such as using a lot of power for low output. If your outdoor unit is not particularly exposed to the elements, ensure that you clean the condenser coils once every year.
Call Expert HVAC Repair
YAZD Mechanical is a professional full-service heating and air conditioning company providing preventive maintenance plans, new system sales and repair, and heating and AC repair. We endeavor to make your home conformable, no matter the climatic conditions. It is not advisable to try repairing your HVAC system on your own as you can do more damage. If you have air condition issues, reach out to YAZD Mechanical.