Did you know that homeowners in the US spend $11 billion powering their AC annually? Preventing malfunctions doesn’t only keep your head cool; it also prevents unnecessarily high energy bills. The following tips can help you identify common malfunctions.
Compressor and fan controls can wear out due to corrosion of wire and terminals. Electrical connections and contacts can also break over time. Ask your AC professional to check for these issues during a professional service call.
Another common malfunction is a thermostat sensor can be knocked out of position. It can be adjusted by carefully bending the wire that holds it in place.
The condensate drain can also cause trouble, especially when it’s very humid outside. Incorrect mounting of room air conditioners can clog the drain and cause damage. Simply adjusting the AC helps in many cases.
Leaking refrigerant is a common malfunction and results in your AC running inefficiently. The performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’s specification.