7 COMMONLY IGNORED AIR-CON PROBLEMS THAT CAN TURN DEADLY

Posted By IQ Ads in Air con installationAir con repairsAir con ServiceAir con servicingAir ConditioningHeatingPerth May 12, 2022

Not all air-con problems are instantly recognizable. Often, you need heating, ventilation, and air conditioning repair professionals to come in, take a close look at your unit, and then decide whether or not it can be repaired. And that’s when all the problems come to the surface. While most air-con experts will do their best to fix every issue before you even see them, there are certain things that, sadly, often get overlooked because they’re hard to spot. These seven commonly ignored air-con problems can turn deadly if they’re ignored for too long.

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AIR-CON UNIT NOT BLOWING COLD AIR

One of the most common air-con problems is when the unit is not blowing cold air. If your unit is doing this, you need to turn it off, shut down all breakers and let the system rest for a while. Once this is done, turn it back on and check to see if the unit is cooling properly. If it’s still not cooling, you will need to call an air-con Service Repair Technician. This problem can be caused by several things such as:

  • Low refrigerant level
  • Airflow restriction from dirty filters or dirty coils
  • A lousy compressor or fan motor

EXCESSIVE CONDENSATION AROUND THE WINDOWS

One of the most troubling signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is if it is causing excessive condensation around the windows in your home. This can be a dangerous problem for two main reasons: First, it could indicate a refrigerant leak, and second, there could be mould growing in your air conditioner.

Refrigerant leaks are severe problems because when refrigerant leaks out of your air-con system, it can no longer cool your home correctly. Leaking refrigerant smells like rotten eggs, and you may notice an odour when standing next to your unit. If you notice this smell, you should contact a professional for repairs as soon as possible because exposed refrigerant can be poisonous to animals and humans.

If you’re noticing excessive condensation around the windows in your home but not noticing any foul odours, this could mean that mould is growing in your air-con system. When a condensation pan or drain line becomes clogged with debris or algae growth, this can cause water to collect inside the unit. With no way to drain out of the unit, this water will cause mould spores to multiply rapidly inside the air-con system, leading to mould spores being blown into your home through the air vents.

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WATER POOLING AROUND THE AIR-CON UNIT

Water pooling around your air-con Perth unit shows that your drain line is clogged. This drain line evacuates condensation from your air-con and, if left unattended, can result in water damage to your home. To fix this, you need to either clean or replace the drain line—you can use bleach or a shop vacuum. If you’re unable to get rid of the clog, or if the tube is cracked, it may be time for air-con installs Perth.

LEAKING OR FROZEN EVAPORATOR COIL

A leaky evaporator coil can freeze and turn into an ice block that prevents your system from working correctly. This will result in your unit not cooling and could lead to problems with your compressor. If the evaporator coil is frozen, you might hear strange noises coming from the unit while it’s running. The freezing process can also cause a build-up of condensation on the floor. If you notice any of these signs, call a professional to inspect them and conduct aircon services Perth.

THE SYSTEM WON’T COOL AT ALL

This is a widespread problem that can happen in several different ways. The most obvious problem would be that the unit is not running at all, or it’s shutting down and turning back on repeatedly without cooling. If you’re experiencing either of these problems, check to see whether or not the thermostat is set correctly, and if possible, try to turn off the power to the unit to reset it and then turn it back on. Call an air con installer Perth if neither of these solutions works for you.

Air conditioning affects every home in one way or another. Choosing an air conditioner is relatively easy, thanks to the many options available. But if you want to get the most out of your air-conditioning unit and keep your home comfortable all summer, it’s best to service it by giving DACS air conditioning a call regularly.

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