Airconditioner Problems and How To Fix Them


Just like any appliance, air conditioners need a little TLC and maintenance to keep optimal performance and fresh clean air all year round! You can’t control the temperature outside, but there are things you can do to maintain your beloved air conditioner so you can continue to control the temperature inside. Here are 5 common problems with air conditioners and how to address them!

1. Is my air conditioner filter dirty?

every air conditioner has a filter that needs to be regularly cleaned out. Clogged and dirty filters restrict airflow, making the air conditioner work harder, resulting in higher electricity bills. Dirty, clogged filters also can create unpleasant smells in your house and can result in dusty air being blown into the room.

Cleaning your air conditioner filter on a regular basis will ensure your unit continues to work at optimal performance all year round. Please keep in mind that if you have pets, or keep your system running on a constant basis, your filter will need to be cleaned on a more regular basis.

If you are unsure how to get to your filter or how to clean it, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 02 66869993.

2. Why is my air conditioner not blowing cold air?

Is your air conditioner failing to cool air? There are a number of reasons this could be happening. Resolving some of these issues will require a professional to come in. However, you may be able to fix one or two of these on your own and save the call out!

First things first – check the thermostat is set correctly. We know this is something that can go without saying, however sometimes remotes are accidentally bumped to the heating mode or the fan turned off. Before calling out your local technician, check all the settings are correct.

Another issue that could be causing the air conditioner to not be cooling air is your outdoor unit has lost power. This could be caused by something as simple as a circuit breaker tripping or a blown fuse. If you have tripped the power – simply turn it back on at your power box. Unfortunately, if you have a blown fuse, this will need to be fixed by a professional. Give us a call on 0266869993 to schedule a call-out with our friendly service staff.

Refrigerant levels being low is another common issue that causes your aircon to blow warm air. This usually indicates a leak in your system and its best to give us a call to fix this issue. We will find out exactly where the leak is and work to fix it as quickly as possible to get your system up and running. We will repair the leak, restore your refrigerant levels and ensure your unit is running at optimal performance!

3. Why is my air conditioner not turning on?

Sometimes air conditioners not turning on can be a simple and quick fix. Before calling us, you can check these few things.

If your power was overloaded, a simple circuit breaker trip could have occurred. This is especially common during hot summer months when temperatures rise and your air conditioner works hard to keep the air cool. Simply check your power boxes to ensure all circuits are on and running.

Another few things to check if your airconditioner is not turning on are your thermostat and/or remotes. Check that these have power/batteries and are displaying correctly. If they have blank screens, they may need new batteries or to be simply turned on. If you have checked the power and they still won’t switch on, they may need to be replaced.

A clogged air filter can also cause your aircon to not switch on, so always check that first!

4. Why is my air conditioner making noises?

Today’s air conditioners are quieter than ever however your air conditioner can make a range of sounds depending on a number of issues. Here are some common sounds and issues your air conditioner could be having.

A refrigerant leak usually presents as a hissing type sound. If this is the case, call us on 0266869993 so we can fix this problem ASAP.

Screeching noises can be caused by the compressor or fan motor. This is caused by high pressure and you will usually hear this noise outside when you first start up the unit. It most commonly lasts for about 10-15 seconds before stopping.

If you hear clicking sounds when you turn your air conditioner on or off, this is generally normal. However, if these clicking noises are constant and ongoing, this can be a sign of defective control or a failing thermostat. It’s important to pay attention to potential electrical issues as soon as possible before you have bigger issues at hand. Give us a call if you are worried about any unusual noises!

5. Why is my outdoor unit leaking water?

You may notice from time to time that your outdoor unit is leaking water. While this might be alarming, it’s important to understand when your outdoor unit leaking water is normal or when it may indicate there is a problem.

The amount of condensation your unit will be leaking is determined by two different factors which are thermostat setting and outdoor temperature. On extremely hot or humid days (something commonly experienced in the Northern Rivers during summer) it is normal to find a small puddle near the condensation pipe. This is usually the result of an air conditioner working hard to keep you cool.

If you have a persistent leak, this could be a telltale sign you need professional help. Some factors can cause an airconditioner to leak such as dirty air filters (once again, cleaning your air filter is so important!), broken condensate pan, blockage in the drainpipe or low refrigerate levels. If you suspect you have any of these issues, do not hesitate to call us on 0266869993 today!

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