Basic AC Repair

At some point, most electrical items will develop faults and breakdown and unfortunately, air conditioners are no different! Some repairs to the air conditioning can be fairly straightforward, though. A regular fault that can afflict many air conditioners is when they seem to work ok, but they’re just no longer cooling us. If you are in this situation, then the good news is that it will most likely need only clean up. Cleaning the air conditioner itself is fairly straightforward but caution must be taken as with every electrical device. Before you start, you would be well advised to look thoroughly at the owner’s manual. Have a look at AC Repair.

Make sure the power is switched off before you begin any maintenance on your air conditioner! The panels that are turned off are usually mounted on the air conditioner, so if you have difficulty locating, just turned down the power to your house. Also be sure there is no debris close to the condenser.

Now you are ready to see what the air-conditioner problem is. Second, cut the condenser grill cover off. Then clean the fins carefully, use either a brush or a rag. The fins can easily be injured so caution must be taken. It’s time to vacuum any lingering dust after you’ve finished brushing them. Now you have to screw the cover off and carefully lift it off the grill. Now we’re finished with the washing, we’ve got to hose the fins; but with a waterproof cover you’ll need to secure the engine. It is also a good opportunity to see whether greasing could be required for the engine. Okay, you’ve done setting up the air-conditioner. Great job!

You can turn the air conditioner on when you’ve reassembled the unit, and see if your maintenance has helped. When you turn it on, enable it to run for a few minutes and then put your hands on the pipes running to the condenser, one pipe will feel colder than the other. If the air conditioner is still not running then there is a good chance that the refrigerant has to be recharged and that a mechanic will need to be called in.