Summers in the north can be brutal, and a dependable air conditioner is necessary, not a luxury. Air conditioners work hard to keep us cool in hot weather, but they don't last forever. Over time, they can develop problems.
When that happens, it's essential to know how to troubleshoot the common problems so you can get your Actron AC running again as quickly as possible.
Below are some troubleshooting tips for the most common Actron air conditioner problems:
If your AC doesn't turn on, you should first check whether the circuit breaker has tripped.
If the circuit breaker has tripped, reset the circuit breaker. Turn your air conditioner on. If the circuit breaker trips again, call your service company, for a qualified technician to attend to diagnose the fault.
If the circuit breaker does not trip, then attempt to start your airconditioning system.
Should fault codes appear on the controller, contact your air conditioning maintenance contractor to attend and rectify the fault
Some things could be causing this problem.
First, you will want to check and clean your air filter. A clogged air filter can reduce airflow and cause your unit to operate inefficiently.
You will also want to check the coils on your unit to see if they are dirty.
Check the temperature setting on your controller to ensure it is set low enough to call the compressor to start.
If your unit is blowing warm air, there are a few potential causes.
One possibility is that the thermostat is set too high.
Another cause may be that the coils on the unit are dirty or need to be cleaned.
Additionally, the unit may be low on refrigerant and will require the attendance of a technician to investigate and repair.
If your unit is leaking water, you should first check the drain for any blockages.
Dirty filters can also cause an excessive amount of water being generated by the air conditioning system
if a condensate pump is installed, this may have failed and requires replacing. Contact your air conditioning repair company to assess and replace if necessary.
Any continual water leaks will require the attendance of your air conditioning service company.
There are various reasons as to why an air conditioner may begin generating noise
All of the above issues, plus any others relating to undue noise will require the attendance of a qualified technician to investigate and rectify.
If your AC unit emits a bad smell, it could be due to several different things.
Various faults can lead to icing up of the indoor coil.
If your unit is freezing, your air conditioning maintenance company should be contacted to correct the fault and also be engaged to carry out regular maintenance.
It is critical to perform basic maintenance on your AC to keep it in good working order. Here are tips to help you keep your unit in good shape:
If your air conditioner has problems, you may wonder whether it is time to repair or replace the unit. Repairing an air conditioner can be cheaper than replacing the unit, but it is important to consider a few factors before deciding.
Here are some things to think about when deciding whether to repair or replace your AC:
If you have decided to replace your air conditioner, there are things you need to keep in mind when shopping for a new unit.
When shopping for a new AC, it is important to consider a few things:
If you're unsure if you should repair or replace your air conditioner or need help installing a new air conditioner, it's time to call a professional. Our team of qualified technicians will help you with all your air conditioning needs, from repair to replacement to installation. So give us a call today!