There are a lot of components that make up the central air conditioning unit, and in order to troubleshoot what is wrong with your air conditioner, you need to understand a wide variety of components that make up the system including refrigeration, electricity, electrical components, electric mechanical controls and AC(air conditioning) components. Since the system can be complex it is probably better to have a trained HVAC specialist look at and diagnose the unit rather than attempt repairs yourself, but you should also be familiar enough with your ac unit so you understand how to maintain it.
Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps are common household items and need on-time maintenance. You can apply some common household tips to service and repair them. Air Conditioner Repair and Maintenance Tips1 - Start With The FilterIf you own a split AC which is making lots of noise, you must switch it off and open the main indoor unit to locate the two air filters. You can take them out and wash them gently. For best and optimal results, you must clean the dirt and residue present on the filters by a tooth-brush. Once the filters are completely dry, you can reinstall them. Cleaning filters can increase the efficiency of the unit and also reduce the electricity bills. You will see a significant reduction in the noise also. It's critical to repeat this process after every 3-months. 2 - Reduced airflow Maintaining and cleaning the filters can help to eliminate this issue. If you are technically confident, you can also clean the fans and coils to maximize the performance levels. ConclusionAs AC and Heat Pumps are complex HVAC units, you can try the above tips for minor AC and Heating Repair work. If there are some complex issues like motor issues or regular water leaks, you must call an HVAC certified professional to diagnose and resolve any performance issues. You can also schedule a service and maintenance session of the units after every three months to maintain optimal performance levels.
When it comes to window AC repairs, Often there will be constant and unusual noises from a window AC unit. These noises can be rather annoying, giving off a loud hum or rattling. Thankfully, many times, this is a problem that can be easily fixed, especially in cases where the noises are caused by loose parts. In this article, we will provide a few tips to help further evaluate the situation. Equipment Needed:• Fin Comb • Screwdrivers • Shims • Various Replacement Parts • Shop Vacuum • Garden Hose • Light Oil • Weather Seal • Wrenches • PuttyStep 1 - The cause of the noise may simply be caused by the unit not being positioned in the window frame properly. If it happens to be loose, the shaking of the unit may cause it to jolt against the frame. In order to check this issue, turn the unit on, press your hand against the window glass, and listen to hear if there is a difference in the noise. If you happen to notice a difference, simply place a weather seal firmly around the unit. You may also try placing shims between the unit and frame. Step 5 - Damages coil fins have also been known to cause a humming sound. To fix, remove the cooling coil housing located near the back of the unit. Clean each coil with the brush attachment of a vacuum, and carefully place the teeth of a fin comb between a set of fins that are undamaged to find the correct spacing. Next, slide the comb through the damaged fins to straighten. There are many AC repair complications that will require professional help. If you cannot fix the unit yourself contact a professional in your area.