Common Problems That Could Happen To Your Air Conditioner

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An air conditioner is no different than any other major appliance in your home. Any of the major appliances in your home could breakdown at any moment without notice at all, and usually at the worst possible time. If your air conditioner has a breakdown, you should know how to troubleshoot the problem and have some knowledge about what to do to make the repair on your own. Read on for a few common issues you may encounter with your air conditioner and what you can do to help.

Clogged Condensate Drain

Your air conditioner may be running properly, and then all of a sudden it turns off. This could be due to a clogged condensate drain line. The condensate drain line takes the water from the evaporator and leads it out and away from your system. If this drain is clogged, it won't drain properly. It can sometimes clog with bacteria and debris, which can occur when your system is too dirty. To prevent it from happening in the first place you should clean your system often and change the air filter each month (which can build up with dust and dander). To clean the condensate drain line, take a shop vacuum and suck out the contents of the drain. Using a pipe brush can also help pull out clogs in the line.

No Cool Air

If your air conditioner isn't cooling your home down or you don't feel any cool air coming from your vents, it may be a problem with air flow to your system or a clogged air filter. To fix this problem, make sure you don't have anything blocking air to your air conditioner. You should have at least two feet of space all the way around your air conditioning system. Also, be sure to change your air filter each month and install a new one. Open up all of the air vents in your home to ensure even airflow throughout your entire home.

System Not Turning On

If your system isn't turning on at all, it could be a problem with the clogged air filter. Hold up the air filter to the light to see if it's clogged (you won't see any light through it if it's clogged). Change the air filter and install a new one. Then hit the reset button on the air conditioning system. If this doesn't turn the air conditioner back on, you can check for power and test your thermostat to be sure it's working properly. If none of these are the problem, call a professional technician for help.

These are just a few of the common issues you may experience. Attempt to make the repair yourself by following the tips above. If you weren't able to make the repair yourself, call a professional for help so you can have your system working properly again.

For more information, contact an air conditioner repair service.

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