Your air conditioning system is designed to keep your home cool and comfortable, but it is possible for some components within the system to begin wearing over time. In most cases, the fix for the problem is affordable and does not require a complicated repair process. This means that it is important for you to be aware of the most common air conditioner problems are and what the simple fixes could potentially be.
If you begin to notice that the air conditioner within your AC system is not functioning properly, it is always a good idea to make sure that the system is plugged in before you do anything else. If the system is not getting power, the condenser will not work. If the power is on and the issue still persists, it typically means that the thermostat is not set correctly. You can try lowering the thermostat by a few degrees to see if this fixes the problem. The last culprit of an air condenser that will not work is a faulty motor, which will need to be replaced.
Another common problem with air conditioning systems involves suddenly failing to cool down the home properly. If you start to notice that the air within the home is not as cool as it used to be, you could be dealing with a dirty evaporator. When the evaporator on the AC unit begins to get dirty, I twill hamper the ability of the air conditioner to cool your home. You can clean the evaporator with a cloth or with a small brush to remove all dirt and dust particles. You should notice a difference in the coolness of your home a few hours after you clean the evaporator.
No Cool Air
You might also begin to notice that your AC is running, but it is not releasing any cool air. If your air conditioner is not cooling down your home at all, you most likely are dealing with a condenser that is clogged. The condenser on your system can often become blocked or clogged by tall weeds or plants that are growing near your AC unit. If you remove the weeds and clear the block, you should notice that your AC is cooling your home again. If your AC unit is also turning off and on repeatedly, you also might be dealing with a condenser blockage or clog that needs to be removed as soon as possible.