Your air conditioner, which keeps you cool during hot weather, can stop working for many reasons. Following are some of the most common causes of why your air conditioner stops working properly.
Bad Parts / Faulty Installation
Your aircon technician may have used defective parts or failed to install them correctly during the maintenance. This is why it is important to choose a reliable and reputable aircon company for your servicing needs (just like us!)
Dirty Air Filters
When dirt, dust, and other particles accumulate on your air filters, it will affect the efficiency in cooling down the temperature in the room. This is because they restrict airflow, forcing your air conditioner to work twice as hard to provide comfort to you.
To prevent this from happening, make sure you schedule regular preventive maintenance services with a qualified technician. As part of the routine check-up, he will clean or replace your filters if necessary and detect any other issues early so that they can be rectified right away (before they become a major problem).
A common reason why an aircon has problems after maintenance is that the user continues using it for long hours every day. In this case, the problem does not lie in the maintenance but in how you use the appliance. If you want to avoid having problems again, be sure to turn off the aircon whenever you leave the room for more than 30 minutes. It is also important to regularly change the filter and clean or replace the condenser coil if necessary.
If an air-conditioning unit is too small for the space it has to cool, it won’t be able to do its job properly. On the other hand, if a unit is too big for the space it has to cool, it will cool the space quickly but remove humidity slowly. Too much humidity can lead to mold and mildew problems in your home or office. Reputable air conditioning companies will take into consideration all factors of a room before sizing and installing an air conditioning unit. They will also pay attention to your personal preferences such as whether you prefer a quiet or powerful air conditioning system.
If you have a low electricity supply or your air conditioner is not getting enough power, it may cause it to stop working. The quickest way to check if there is a power issue is to look at the thermostat. If there’s no display on the thermostat, it means there’s a power problem.
Inspect the wiring of your unit and ensure that your connection is properly grounded. If this doesn’t work, you should contact an electrician for help. A professional can determine whether your air conditioner has been wired correctly and can test for any potential faults in the aircon.
Problems with the circuit breaker
The circuit breakers are designed to stop an electrical overload from damaging your appliances. When an appliance draws too much current, tripping the circuit breaker will result in a loss of electricity supply. Unfortunately, some older homes are not equipped with enough circuit breakers to handle the extra load of modern appliances like air conditioners. You can call an electrician to have additional circuits added to your home or office.