Posted on: 25 November 2019Share
As a homeowner, you should know how to repair all of the appliances in your home, especially when they are minor repairs. A major appliance such as an air conditioner will break down over time, and you should know and understand this appliance in order to try and get it working again. You wouldn't want to call out a repairman for something as simple as a thermostat adjustment you could have done in less than a minute. Read on for some air conditioning repair issues and how you can repair them yourself.
Home Not Cooling
If your home isn't cooling properly, you'll end up sweating inside your own home. It can leave your walls sweating with humidity if you aren't able to cool your home. If your home isn't cooling, you can make adjustments to your thermostat. Be sure it is on the cool setting and that it is set to a cool temperature. Keep it somewhere around 72 degrees, or lower it if needed. If your air conditioner doesn't turn on, change the air filter. If the air filter is full of dust and debris it can cause your air conditioner to turn off and it won't turn on again until the filter is changed and the reset button is pressed. If this didn't do the trick, call a professional air conditioning service company for help.
Condensing Unit Making Loud Noises
If your air conditioner is making loud noises when it starts and when it stops, it could be in need of a good cleaning. If you fail to keep your system clean, you may end up with an air conditioner that doesn't run at all. You'll need to clean your condensing unit. You can do this by using a garden hose. Remove the lid and outside housing of your condensing unit and spray down the fins of the unit to remove all of the debris stuck to them. Clean out the inside of the unit as well. Reach inside and remove leaves and twigs that may be stuck inside. Once finished, replace the lid and housing.
Home Only Half-Cooled
If you have hot spots around your home, your air conditioner may be too small to cool your entire home. If this is the case, you need to replace your air conditioner with a new one that is the right size. If your system isn't too small for your home, you should be able to open up all of the air vents around your home and open up all of the doors to your home as well to see if this helps. Also using drapes and blinds can help in rooms that feel too warm.
If you have air conditioning issues, you should be able to know how to repair them or at least troubleshoot the problem before calling out an air conditioner service. If you cannot repair the issue on your own, hire a professional for help.