7 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working Like It Used To
They say that ‘all good things must come to an end’. That might ring true for some things, like family holidays or drinking games, but we’re understandably reluctant to accept this being the case for some of life’s more fundamental essentials. If you’ve been in Australia for anything more than 30 minutes, you’ll understand that the tag ‘fundamental essential’ is an entirely appropriate one for our beloved air conditioning system.
With a climate that throws year round extremes of temperature at its inhabitants, we’ve become nicely accustomed to our comfortable, cool home and living spaces, courtesy of our split system aircon. As a result, the frequent demand on our units means that over time, they can start to wither at the edges and cry out for some basic and much needed aircon maintenance.
A gradual reduction in the cooling effect of your aircon service can often be attributed to one of 7 major issues, which we’ve compiled for you as a handy and helpful troubleshooting list. Because we’re good like that…
- You’ve Got A Dirty Coil…
I beg your pardon?
The coil in your unit is the part of an air conditioner or heat pump that absorbs the heat from the air in your house. Build up of dirt on the coil over time decreases your air conditioner installation’s efficiency by making it harder for the cooling components of your system to absorb heat and remove it from your home.
- Faulty Thermostat
Your thermostat is a critical part of keeping your home temperature where you want it to be. If the temperature of your thermostat is set higher than you’re aware of, it’ll mean that your unit won’t get to the cooler temperatures you might be wanting. A common mistake also involves the confusion around ‘Auto’ and ‘On’ modes with your thermostat. ‘Auto’ mode adapts to the conditions, whilst ‘on’ simply blows the fan. If everything is set as it should be, then it might be time to have a service professional come to assess the issue.
- Peeking Ducks…… Sorry We Mean Leaking Ducts
Breakages and tearing is a reality for some older air conditioning units and the result is a much less efficient use of airflow. There are a few things that can be done to repair a leak, including sealing, replacing the entire duct or sealing the area with an aeroseal.
- Irregular Power Supply
Inconsistent or incorrect supply of power is a simple thing that could be impacting on how effectively your air conditioner is functioning. If the power source isn’t up to the job, it could reduce the amount of cool air your system can throw at you.
- Congested Filter
A clogged air filter is a common and very easily avoidable air con faux pas. Luckily it can be easily fixed with a replacement filter or simple clean to improve airflow. If the filter has been left for eons without service or care and is beyond salvaging then you deserve to suffer in inconsistent degrees of comfort…..Jokes. Just get your act together and replace it.Air conditioners run inefficiently when they have blocked ventilation and can result in your air conditioner blowing hot air. The blowing of warm air wastes energy, while the excess heat strains the additional components, causing your system to freeze.
- Neglected Maintenance
We’ve already wrapped you once about this, but it’s a valid and necessary point if you want your air conditioning unit to keep playing ball. Luckily if you’re a local to the Northern Rivers and Tweed Heads areas, we provide reliable and expert service in ducted air conditioning repair and air conditioning cleaning. Your unit can struggle to produce cold air due to the compound effects of negligence and a lack of routine maintenance.
- It’s Just Old
OK, we admit it, sometimes you do have to just let go of a good thing. There will come a time in every air conditioning units life, when the long days have started to draw in and it’s time to pop your clogs and say goodbye.
If that’s the case, you’ll be reassured to know that the experts at Cool-A-Bah Air will be first on site to help you install your replacement, whilst making sure it fits the requirements of your personal space.
For your number one on air conditioning service and repair Tweed Heads, call us now!
Are you wanting a more efficient air con that is consistent in air temp and quality? It may be time to book in a service or even install a new air con!
Coolabah Cooling is your source for quality air conditioning services, including maintenance and repair. Our team of air conditioning professionals will be more than happy to answer all your questions and address your needs. Talk to us today!