Air conditioners require regular maintenance and care, especially before cooling seasons when they are needed the most. Neglecting AC tune-ups for a while can lead to damaged ACs that have a decreased air quality and reduced air flow. Hiring a professional to do AC repairs is a great, efficient option to ensure the AC keeps running well. Professionals can offer warranty repairs which ensure reliability and durability and also provide a peace of mind. However, everyone should have a general idea about how to do AC repair, so here are the things anyone can do for doing their own AC repair:
Install Purifiers for U/V Air Purification U/V purifiers are a great way to increase the quality and durability of any air conditioner. These purifiers use ultraviolet light to clean ACs, removing all types of bacteria, germs, molds, and viruses. The U/V light helps in breaking organic molecular bonds so anytime microorganisms cross through the light, the microorganisms are damaged at a molecular level, helping clear them out of an AC system.
Check and Calibrate Thermostat Air conditioners feature thermostats and it is a common occurrence for them to lose calibration after some time. An uncalibrated thermostat can affect the temperature levels of an AC, giving wrong temperatures at various settings. For instance, an AC set at 65 can give higher than desired temperature of 70, or vice versa. When air conditioners are not warming enough or cooling properly, it may be that the thermostat has lost its calibration. For this, it is necessary to calibrate thermostat again. To check, use a glass thermometer near the thermostat and let it stabilize. Then check the reading on both after a while, and if the difference is more than one degree, it means the thermostat needs calibration. To recalibrate, remove the faceplate and clear away any dirt using a paper towel or small brush. If the mercury vial of the thermostat looks tilted, put it in place. Sometimes unscrewing the thermostat to set it in place can also be required. This should recalibrate the thermostat but if the readings are still vastly dissimilar, then the AC may need a thermostat replacement that can be offered by a professional AC cleaning company. Measure Freon Pressures or Levels This is a useful element in AC maintenance and repair. The measurement of the Freon pressures of an AC can help ensure the AC is functioning properly and if it isn’t, then what problems are causing it to malfunction. If refrigerant pressure readings are too low on the compressor output or input line, it can mean that the air conditioning capacity of the AC is affected. Since the refrigerant pressure readings are done using the compressor which is the internal component, many people are unable to access it themselves and require professional assistance. Clean Filter The filter of the AC impacts the air quality of the AC and should be regularly cleaned. This is an AC maintenance job that can be done at home without needing professional help unless the filter is really clogged and needs to be cleaned professionally to prevent damage. To clean the filter, a vacuum can be used as well as warm water and mild detergent using a soft towel. For spots that seem really stubborn, baking soda water can also be used. Once clean, the filter needs to be dried before it is installed back into the AC and the AC should not be operated without the filter in place.
Check Relays Check the relays to ensure the internal functionality of the AC is working fine. To do so, locate the relay and use a test light to check the wires that supply the power. Inserting the sharp end of the test light into the wires will help test whether there is power or not. If the wire is illuminated it means there is power. Power in all wires means the relay is malfunctioning and requires professional AC repair.
Inspect Contactor Points Another internal part of an AC is the contactor which energizes the compressor. The contactor points should be checked regularly (at least once a year) to ensure they are fine and not posing any safety risk. If any problem is detected in the contactor points then professional AC repair will be needed because internal components cannot be repaired at home without the right tools.
Check Electrical Connection The electrical connection going to the air conditioner is the reason the AC is operating – without electricity no AC can work. Sometimes the problem is not in the AC but the electrical connection. Maybe the wire is damaged or cut, so it is always good to ensure there is no issue with that. In case a problem is found, then an AC repair company can also help repair the electrical connection. Vacuum and Flush Drain Line, and Rinse Drain Pan The drain line removes excess water from the system and needs to be unclogged at all times. If not, the drain pan can overflow and cause further problems to the AC. It is important to vacuum and flush drain line every few months and rinse drain pan as well.
Install Algae Tablets Algae buildup in the pipe or drain line can be a nuisance and requires extensive cleaning to remove. After cleaning the algae, it is a good idea to use algae tablets in the pump reservoir so that in the future, algae buildup is less likely.
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