The air conditioner, like any other electrical appliance, is vulnerable to damage. Burning of the fuse or disconnection of the circuit breaker are some of the reasons that can lead to its failure. Although many common problems with air conditioners and splits require skilled technicians, sometimes some problems can be easily solved by the people themselves.
In this article, we want to acquaint you with the most common problems of air conditioners and provide solutions to solve them.
Many common problems with air conditioners are due to lack of maintenance and timely service. Therefore, to reduce additional costs as much as possible, it is recommended that you set up a plan for repairing and servicing your heating and cooling equipment.
1. Air conditioner does not turn on
First, you need to make sure the air conditioner is plugged in. In the next step, the thermostat and condenser must be controlled. In most cases, the problem is with the thermostat. The thermostat should be set to a low temperature. First, it is better to lower the temperature by 5 to 10 degrees. If the problem persists, we check the fuse. If the air conditioner does not turn on yet, there is likely a problem with the engine or compressor. In this case, you should get help from a specialist to repair air conditioner.
2. Air conditioner does not cool
Among the reasons that cause the air conditioner to not cool well are incorrect thermostat adjustment, dirty or damaged condenser, dirty air filters, refrigerant gas leakage, and low capacity of the air conditioner. In the following, we provide explanations to solve the problem, regardless of the type of brand. If the non-cooling of the air conditioner is due to the condenser being dirty, cleaning the condenser coils can solve the problem of hot air conditioning. But if the condenser has a problem, the solution in front of you is to contact a gas cooler repairman. If, after troubleshooting the air conditioner, we find that the problem is a refrigerant gas leak, we should seek to rectify the leak. Then we do the steps of vacuuming and charging the gas. Sometimes the reason for not cooling the air conditioner is due to engine or compressor failure. The Compressor is one of the vital components of an air conditioner which is checked by a compressor health test. But we do not recommend it to non-technical people at all. You can ask a specialist air conditioner repairman to inspect and troubleshoot the compressor or replace it if necessary.
3. The air conditioner does not cool enough
If your air conditioner is on but you do not feel the cold you do not expect it may be due to the following:
Low capacity of air conditioner about the environment
In some cases, when buying a split, due to saving their budget, people buy a cooler with a lower capacity, which can not meet your environment. For this reason, when buying it, you should pay attention to the characteristics of the environment instead of buying on a budget basis. These features include:
• The volume of the desired environment
• Ambient heat
• The type of activity that takes place in the environment
• The number of people who are normally in the environment
• Number of air conditioners in the environment
Closing the air conditioner valves
If your air conditioner has suddenly lost its cooling rate, it needs to be repaired. First of all, it is better to make sure that all the cold air inlets are open. Closing the valves can slow down or block the cooling of the environment.
A thermostat is a component that is responsible for keeping the ambient temperature constant at the level you want. Thermostat failure can upset the ambient air temperature balance and in some cases cause the air conditioner not to cool down.
Air conditioner wear
If you have been using your air conditioner for many years or it is on and working for a long time during the day and night, its efficiency will decrease. This can reduce the cooling of your split. It should be noted that timely service of the split and its proper use can greatly reduce the process of wear and cooling of your air conditioner.
Lack of refrigerant or cooling gas
It is a gas refrigerant that is responsible for cooling the air in the air conditioner compressor. If the amount of cooling gas in the compressor is lower than the standard level, it can cause cooling of the ambient air.
The cold air produced by the compressor is transferred to the environment through air ducts. In some cases, leaks in the air ducts cause all or some of the cool air produced to be lost, causing your environment to not cool as much as you would like.
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