Air conditioning repair
Like any other appliance, an air conditioner has several moving parts. They ensure the proper functioning of the system. For instance, fans and coils require regular cleaning and lubrication to sufficiently perform cooling or heating tasks. Filters responsible for air purification require cleaning or replacement, depending on the state of the outside air.
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Since the weather can be unpredictable in Sydney, it’s important to keep your air conditioner in good, working order. Members of our experienced team work with all of the major brands and get the job done both safely and efficiently. Regular maintenance is important, but you never know when another issue might pop up. To help you be better prepared, we’ve put together this list of 10 common air conditioning issues. With that said, let’s dive right in.
The breakers and fuses are some of the most common reasons why your air conditioning unit dies. These are there to protect your unit from overheating and they are usually one of the first things our technicians check out. These might need to be replaced or reset, but the issue that’s causing the breaker or fuse to pop will need to be taken care of or it’ll keep happening.
Another super common repair is replacing or cleaning the air filter. Some filters will need to be cleaned or replaced every month, while others might be every 3 months. Regardless of which type you have, you’ll want to make sure you follow all of the manufacturer’s recommendations. You can easily check if the filter needs to be cleaned by shining a flashlight through it. If you can’t see the light, then it needs to be cleaned.
3. Worn Contactor
An air conditioning unit has contactors for the compressor, the condenser fan motor, and the blower motor. These form an electrical connection that makes these parts work. A worn contactor can cause many things, including the unit completely going off or having intermittent outages. Our technicians will investigate the contactors to make sure they’re in good condition and replace them if need be.
The compressor is what makes the refrigerant travel through the coil and causes a heat exchange. If this part isn’t working, the unit won’t be able to cool your home. If there isn’t enough refrigerant traveling through the pipes, it’ll run hot and seize up. On the other hand, too much refrigerant will overload the compressor. We’ll look at the compressor and run tests to see if that’s what the issue is.
5. Refrigerant Leaks
The unit can stop working if coolant starts leaking into the air conditioner itself. This can cause costly repair fees, so it’s always best to make sure you get the unit checked every year. There are a few signs that you might have a coolant leak, including ice on the coils and long cooling cycles. Our technicians will look for any signs and replace or repair parts as needed.
6. Condenser Coils
The condenser coils are outside with the compressor, so there’s a good chance that they’ll be damaged or get dirty by the elements. If there isn’t too much dirt, you’ll be able to spray it down with a water hose. If there’s a lot of dirt, though, a technician will need to come out and use a chemical cleaner.
Another issue could be with your unit’s capacitors. Without these, the motors and fans won’t work. There are two capacitors, which are the start capacitor and the run capacitor. The start capacitor is what jump-starts the unit and the run capacitor is what keeps the fans going. Not only can a burnt-out part cause your unit to work inefficiently, but it can cause more damage.
8. Evaporator Coils
The evaporator coils are the metal tubes that absorb heat and turn it into cold air. They use a system of ducts to push the cool air through the house and could become damaged or corroded. If the coils are located inside the house, they usually only need to be maintained every three years. If they are outside, though, there’s a chance that they’ll need to be repaired or replaced much more frequently.
9. Drainage Issues
The drain line can become clogged with dust, dirt, or debris. If this happens, the drain pan will fill up and possibly overflow. Overflowing can lead to other parts of your unit getting damaged. If you notice any water around your unit, you should clean it up as soon as possible and call one of our technicians.
The final common repair with an air conditioning unit has to do with the thermostat. This controls the unit and can cause issues when it stops working. The thermostat needs to be set to on, in clean condition, and without any missing or broken parts. Sometimes, you’ll need a professional to diagnose the thermostat because it can be hard to pinpoint if it seems like it’s in good working condition.
What if My Air Conditioner Isn’t Worth Fixing?
If for some reason your unit can’t be fixed or it wouldn’t be financially feasible, we’ll give you a full quote for installing a new system. This isn’t something that happens often, but it’s a good idea to be prepared just in case.
As you can see, several issues could arise and it’s always best to be as prepared as possible. Give us a call, regardless of if you start noticing issues with your air conditioning unit or if you just need regular maintenance done. We’ll set up a time and day to come out and get your unit situated.
Air Conditioning Repairs in Sydney
Your air conditioning problems are our priority. We have a highly experienced team that works with all major brands, so you can rest assured knowing we will make sure your system is up-and-running again in no time!
These include Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Carrier, York, LG, Daikin, Panasonic, Advantage Air, Kelvinator, Toshiba, Samsung, Actron Air, Temperzone, Sanyo, Sharp, Bradway, Airwell, Alcair, Haier, Gree, Emailair, Accent Air, Apac, Hitachi, Hyundai, Mistral and Teco.
On-site repairs are available to get your system up and running within the first visit. However, if we don’t have a part for you our team will order it from one of three trusted suppliers in case that particular item is out of production or difficult to find elsewhere!