What are the common issues you may find with your Air Conditioner and Heating System? In Default
System Does Not Run in Default
System failure is most often caused by insufficient power. Examine fuses in main electrical panel and reset all circuit breakers.
Temperature Differs Significantly Between Rooms Significant temperature differences create problems with uneven air flow. Dampers are located inside the air supply ducts. Some dampers in registers and vents restrict the air entering a room.
Open the dampers in rooms with not enough air flow and slightly close dampers in other rooms to even the temperature and air flow.
Weak Air Flow in Default
Weak air flow is often caused by dirty filters. Blowers within air conditioners use filters to keep dust and other airborne particles from circulating around the house. As a result, filters can clog.
Disposable filters should be washable. Filters should be cleaned with water and dried before they are replaced. If these filters are not washed or cleaned, the system will wear down more quickly and the unit will use more energy to obtain the desired temperature.
Water Leaks in Default
Air conditioners condense moisture from the air onto an inside coil. The system gathers water in a pan then moves it out through a drainage tube.
When water leaks around an inside unit, it is most likely due to a clog caused by a blocked drainage tube or dirty pan.
Try removing the clog or dirt to fix the problem. Be sure to check the owner’s manual for in-depth instructions and safety tips.
Unit Stops Working in Default
If there is no air coming from the vents, check to see if the fan is running. If the fan is working, check to see if there is ice around the coils. Accumulation of ice is caused either by dirty filters or low refrigerant.
Air cannot pass through when filters are dirty, which causes the condensation to freeze. Replace or clean the filters regularly. If this does not solve the problem, a refrigerant leak may be the cause. To fix a refrigerant leak, turn the unit off and allow for the ice to melt, and contact a professional air conditioning technician. The technician can accurately see what the problem is and fix it accordingly.
Ways To Avoid Problems in Default
Routine system checks by an expert technician can be vital to preventing damaging air conditioning problems. Of special importance are checks for gas leaks.