What Are The Most Common AC Malfunctions?

July 21, 2017by Lucky Air inc.0

A faulty air conditioning unit will leave you feeling uncomfortable in the summer months. Most of the common problems with AC units can easily be avoided by proper and regular maintenance by an expert. If your AC unit is not efficient, it not only keeps you uncomfortable but also can increase your energy bill. Below are some of the most common AC unit problems.

The unit is working but air is not cold
It is common problem experienced by home owners. It is common to have your home feel overly warm even if your air conditioner is running. There are several reasons why your AC unit could be doing this. The first thing should always be to check if the thermostat is correctly set. If your thermostat is set at the lowest level and you still experience the discomfort then this is a sign you need a new one. Another reason for this could be that there are leaks in the ducts. In case there are leaks, you need an expert to check it for you.

The AC unit cools unevenly
There are several reasons why one room in the house could have a different temperature to other rooms. This could be due to poor insulation, blocked vents, or leaks in the ducts. To have even temperature throughout the house, ensure that vents are open, unobstructed and clean. To control the temperatures in different areas of the house consider hiring a professional to install separate zoning systems.

Water dripping from the unit
If you experience this it could indicate that the PVC pipe is clogged. If so, you can use the manufacturer’s instructions to flush out the clog. If the coils are frozen this could indicate air flow problems which could result from debris surrounding the unit or you have a dirty air filter.

To ensure that your unit runs efficiently, it is vital that you carry out routine maintenance. However, in some cases it is advisable to call a professional at Lucky Air today. We are skilled in AC unit repairs and installations as well as heating services.

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