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Are you suffering from AC repair problems? There is a shortlist of things you usually associate with summer. They are green grass, lemonade, kids playing outside, and the unbearable scorching heat of the summer sun. 

You turn to your air conditioner and consider it your newfound BFF soon after the hot and humid Toronto temperature rises to unbearable heights. Most homeowners take their ACs for granted and only start to realize their worth in the absence of the cool air it delivers in their homes. You’ll soon appreciate the value of your AC unit after a few days of having to endure the sweltering heat and wear clothes that are completely soaked and sticking to your entire body. 

In the hot heat, your AC unit undergoes extreme stress from having to work nonstop and with no reprieve. Air conditioners are most likely to break down during summer. Here are a few of the AC repair problems you might be facing and how to troubleshoot them.

Bad Room Order

One of the first things you must check before calling for an AC repair is determining if there are any issues with the room. You might complain about the inefficiency of your air conditioner and the hot temperatures. The point of the matter is that you left a window open on the opposite end of the room. To top it off, you’ll require a unit that is commensurate with the size of your room. Also, do not forget to seal doors and windows so that the cool air does not escape the room.

Low Refrigerant

Your AC’s gas is its Refrigerant. To avoid AC repair problems, you need to put the right amount of gas to meet its minimum requirement. It may be that your unit’s Refrigerant is not fully charged during its installation and will require the services of an AC expert to refill it. Then, there will also be instances when a leak happens, and you will also need the services of a technician to come to your home and fix the leak. By doing so, you can prevent toxic refrigerants do not circulate inside the room.

Electrical Breakdown

An AC becomes vulnerable to electrical and other AC repair problems when it continually cycles on and off during summer. It happens because it is so hot outside that you need the AC to work nonstop, or your AC unit is not adequate for the size of your room. Also, your unit’s fan controls and compressor wears out, and corrosion attacks its wire terminals. It can lead to the AC’s power loss. Thankfully, a professional HVAC contractor can fix the problem and save your AC unit. But most of the time, your AC is doomed once it experiences an electrical breakdown.

Poor Maintenance

At a certain point in time, your AC will start to act up, and you will come to a conclusion and put the blame on your worn-out appliance. Actually, you are to blame for this sad fate since you were supposed to conduct regular maintenance checks to ensure that your unit is in good condition. For example, it is your obligation to replace your unit’s air filters regularly. You also need to clear its coils from debris and other particles that can obstruct them. Fan motors and other AC components work harder because of the buildup of dirt and debris. As a result, your unit will likely break down even before its warranty runs out.

Inadequate Drainage

Manufacturers design air conditioners to allow water to drain out the back of the air conditioner. Clogs can sometimes form that impede the excess humidity from leaving the room. In return, it can damage your walls and other home interiors. Lastly, it can damage the unit itself. You do not need the help of AC Repair to fix this problem for you. With just a thin yet stiff piece of wire, you can unclog the drain in no time. A faulty window system can also culprit for specific drainage issues, or the installer may not have set it at the right level.

Faulty Sensor

A thermostat sensor reads the air temperature inside the evaporator coil and accompanies window-type ACs for individual rooms. The sensor’s location is at the back of the control panel and will start to exhibit flaws and defects when it gets knocked out of its ideal location. When you mistake moving the sensor, your AC will start to misbehave, like constantly cycling or not dispersing sufficient cool air to circulate inside the room. You can quickly remedy this problem. All you need to do is open the control panel and readjust the misplaced sensor. The best location is near its coil, but it must not touch it. You can adjust the sensor and secure it by simply bending its wire.

Frozen Coil

You will most likely experience performance issues once you discover that your AC’s coil is frozen. Your first course of action upon finding this out is to turn off your AC for a while to be able to thaw your coil. The next step is to identify why your AC unit got frozen in the first place. In general, its reason can be one of these three:

  • The Refrigerant – heat moves through the AC’s system because of its Refrigerant. It also maintains its pressure and temperature. If you are low on Refrigerant, your AC temperature will drop significantly, which may lead to a frozen coil. Your entire system will end up frozen if you let this issue persist.
  • Airflow – the air source is running throughout your AC unit is also central to its operation. If there is an airflow obstruction, it absorbs heat, resulting in the pressure drop and freezing of the coil and the other components of the AC. Filthy filters, the buildup of debris, closed vents, and faulty blower motors are some of the culprits that impede airflow. A certified AC contractor must investigate this case to determine the exact cause of the coil’s freezing.
  • Temperature – your AC can also end up frozen because of the extreme contrasting temperatures it experiences. It is scorching outside while it’s very cool inside.

Careful use of your air conditioner and allowing it to rest at intervals like when you are away for work or leisure can prolong your AC unit’s life and avoid AC repair problems. If nothing works, contact a local air conditioning contractor for assistance.  

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