If you’ve ever spent a hot summer in Atlanta Georgia in a home or business burdened with air conditioner problems, it’s certainly an experience you don’t want to have. Don’t leave your summer comfort to risk! Check out the below air conditioner troubleshooting tips and the steps you can take to prevent these issues.
1. Airflow – The airflow of any system is the one aspect that can give you issues depending on its age. Old heating and air conditioning systems have reduced airflow due to wear and tear. The older the system is, the more likely it is to fail when needed.
2. Condenser – The size of the condenser determines how fast it will fail, either it will be able to keep up or be at a quicker rate. If the condenser is oversized, it can lead to ice and condensation. If the condenser is undersized, it is more likely to freeze up.
3. Thermostat – The use of cheap electric thermostats is a common issue. When your thermostat is not working properly, it is either overworked or underworked. The underworked thermostat is more likely to set you up for heat pump failure or malfunctioning.
4. Condensing Coils – If the system has a single condenser coil and not two or more, condensation can build up on the coils. It can clog them or cause corrosion. It can also cause more severe damage if not taken care of in time, as the coil will corrode and the blower fan will shut off.
5. Fan Speed – Airflow from the blower fan is determined by the speed. If the speed is set too low, the system will have to work harder. If it is set too high, the blower fan will not be able to circulate air in time and it will make noise. If the setting is set too low, a noisy system is a good indicator that it is not operating as it should so it needs to be replaced. If the setting is set too high, it will also make noise and you will probably have to replace it.
There are many possible reasons why your air conditioner is experiencing problems and may have stopped working properly. Replacing or repairing your hvac system does not have to be complicated. Get some help from an HVAC professional if you are having problems cooling your space. You may learn a thing or two about your current system and how to properly maintain it or replace it if needed.