Air-conditioning generally requires constant care for proper functioning. Many companies provide such services nowadays. Nevertheless, there are simple routine procedures that one can follow to avoid major problems. You can hire a technician to take care of your air conditioning system, but for simple problems, you can follow a do it yourself routine.
Your air conditioner might be running smoothly, but might be failing to cool. In such a case, check the condenser. Open the condenser unit and remove debris out. The condenser should have free outlet and should not be obstructed by anything. If there are obstructions such as tree branches or furniture, then remove them from that site.
The compressor unit contains a fan that can gather loads of dirt. Clean the fan and remove dirt from that as well. Do not hose with water. Wipe with a wet cloth only. Be careful not to hose down any electrical circuit. This might lead to major air conditioning repair.
The filters help in separating the dust and providing clean air to the interior. If the filters are filthy, the air conditioning system has to work overtime to cool or heat. To clean filters, use damp lint free cloth or soft cleaning brushes.
Last thing to address the cooling issue would be to set the thermostat. Turn on the power and set the thermostat to the required temperature. If you have done everything right, then the condenser pipe should feel warm and the inlet should feel cool.
The thermostat should be placed in a position where it can get the right sample of the temperature of the air of the room. If not, it can create massive gradients in temperature. In addition, if the air is not recycled properly by the pump, the exchange of cool and hot air is disrupted. The pump issue needs a qualified technician.
Weird noises from the A/C unit
Loose screws and mechanical friction are the two main reasons for noise. Proper lubrication would resolve the issue. Use the prescribed motor oils and lubricants and check the manual for the intervals of lubrication. Else, the optimal time would be once in a year.
Leakage in pipes is the main reason for dripping water. Replace the pipe. If the pipes were fine then the next thing would be to check the pump. If the condensation process in not happening in the condenser, then the pump is not pumping the exchanged hot air into the condenser. The pump needs to be repaired or replaced. Sometimes green moulds might be growing in the connecting pipes. These can be clean with bleach and the issue may get resolved.
These are some of the repairing tips for repairing A/C. Air conditioning services can be employed for major problems.