The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems and Solutions

Air conditioners can be a blessing during summer days, but they can also turn into a great discomfort if they are not maintained properly. Our team at Enhanced Energy Solutions has come up with 3 of the most common problems that can occur when an AC system is installed, and the solutions at hand to fix them.

  1. The Unit Isn’t Cooling the Air

Probably the most common problem for air conditioning systems is a unit that won’t cool the air. This can happen due to many reasons, such as a big temperature difference between the air outside and the temperature that was set, dirt on the air filter, ice stuck in or around the pipes or a low level of refrigerant (the solution that cools and dehumidifies the air). However, a low level a coolant indicates a leak or a crack in the system, since the liquid doesn’t naturally consume.

Solutions:  The first thing to check in this case is the air filter. If there is too much dirt gathered on the filter, it can impair the entire system. If the filter doesn’t present signs of dirt, check for ice or debris in or around the pipes. Clean them before restarting the air conditioner. If the problem persists, check for cracks that may cause leakage of the refrigerant and address the issue.

  1. The Air Conditioner Is Blowing Hot Instead of Cool Air

Once again, a dirty air filter can be at fault for a unit that blows hot air instead of cold. A clean filter allows the air to flow properly, but dirt can impair this flow.

Solution: Clean the air filter and check the outside unit as well, to make sure that there isn’t any debris that might obstruct the air flow. Another cause of hot air coming out of the air conditioner is low freon.

  1. There Is a Leak Coming from the Unit

In order to blow cool air, the unit uses condensation that is typically drained through the pipes. If the pipes get cracked or blocked, the condensation might not get drained properly.

Solution: check the drain pipe for cracks and ask for help with repairment or replacement. If the pipes are fully functional, check for debris or ice and clear them. Last, but not least, you can check the connection to the pump that condensates the air, as a simple disconnection can cause condensation to spill inside instead of be drained through the pipes.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we’re more than happy to help you with your air conditioning system installment or replacement. You can reach out to us via the Contact Form on the website or call us at 0800 061 4102.