It's almost summertime in Australia, meaning temperatures are bound to get really hot outside. Unfortunately, it is people in homes, offices and other buildings that bear the brunt of this, as indoor temperatures tend to peak during summer. If you rely on an air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable on hot summer days, you wouldn't want it to break down in times of need. Air conditioning repairs can be quite expensive, so it's critical that you keep your appliance in good working order through preventative maintenance.
In addition to that, it is a good idea to be familiar with some common air conditioning repair issues that may arise. Here is a look at a few of the most common problems that most electricians find when they are called in to deal with air conditioning breakdowns.
The filter in your air conditioning equipment serves a special purpose — to prevent airborne dirt from getting into your air conditioning system. If this filter is not cleaned or changed at regular intervals, it will become clogged with dirt, and this will impede the proper flow of air. This will, in turn, cause your air conditioning system to operate at less than peak efficiency, thus leading to energy wastage and increased monthly energy costs.
Like any other electrical appliance, air conditioners comprise wiring that connects various electrical components and supplies them with electricity. If any of the wiring is loose or detached, the flow if current with be stopped, and this may cause the appliance to stop working properly or stop working completely.
Refrigerant is the fluid that draws heat from the unconditioned air going into the air conditioning system so that the air coming out of the air supply vents is cool. People whose air conditioners take too long to cool the home or those that do not get cooling service from their units could be faced with refrigerant loss due to leaking.
Dirty condenser coils
As the condenser unit of the air conditioner is usually located outside, its coils can become too dirty because of constant exposure to the elements. An electrician can hose down your coils to help remove the dirt and make your condenser unit work properly again.
Regular upkeep of your air conditioning equipment will help you forfend the aforementioned problems. So make sure you adopt a preventative maintenance program.