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If you are new to the wide world of indoor cooling, you may wonder, “How do I fix an air conditioner?” Even the best air conditioners, after all, are susceptible to a variety of repair and maintenance issues. So what are the primary issues impacting AC units and how can you prevent or repair them?
There is no one-size-fits-all repair process for air conditioning units, as they each have their own quirks and common maintenance issues. In other words, if you are wondering why your air conditioner is not cooling the house, there are dozens of potential answers. With that in mind, it can be helpful to learn how an air conditioner works. Beyond that, here are some common maintenance tasks worth considering to get your AC working again.
Don’t forget to arrange for a yearly inspection of your HVAC system, as this will certainly reduce the need for repairs.
STAT: Clogged filters reduce the amount of airflow and significantly reduce a system’s efficiency. (source)
Need a new AC?
If you are purchasing a new AC, go for an efficient model to reduce your energy bills. Otherwise, pick whatever model fits best into your lifestyle and gets the air conditioning job done efficiently.
How to test your repairs?
Testing your central air conditioner repairs is rather simple. Power on the central air conditioning system, adjust the temperature settings, and wait for the indoor temperature to adjust.
How do I fix my frozen air conditioner?
This is likely due to a frozen evaporator coil, so check the instructions that accompanied your central air conditioning system and clean the coil or replace it as indicated.