If you notice your indoor air conditioning not circulating air as well as it should be, or it is completely unresponsive, this could be caused by a variety of reasons. Your immediate reaction may be to call a professional, although this may not be necessary just yet. There are a few steps you can carry out yourself before calling an expert, such as checking the condensing unit, air filters, or thermostat so that you know whether it is an easy fix or not. Allow our air conditioning experts to talk you through some inspections and repairs you could carry out yourself before calling out an engineer.
Make sure your AC unit is properly connected to the power
If you go to switch on your central air conditioner and it does not respond, the first thing you will want to check is the power source. You may find that a circuit breaker has tripped and requires resetting or there is a blown fuse, in which case this will be a straightforward repair with minimal costs that can be resolved in no time.
Check the air filters
Perhaps your air conditioning is still working, but there is a lack of cool air being circulated in your building. This may be a sign that there are problems with the air filters. Over time, it is natural that dirt and dust will cause a blockage within the air filter and disrupt the air flow. With many HVAC systems, you will simply be able to remove the air filter and clean it out then refit it yourself. If this is not possible for your air conditioning system, you can simply order a new filter online and follow your manufacturers instructions on how to fit this.
Check the outdoor condenser unit
Another reason your AC unit may not be heating and cooling as efficiently as usual is because of problems with the outdoor condenser unit. Being exposed to the elements, this can become blocked with leaves, dirt, or other debris. Clearing any potential blockages from your outdoor unit can help ensure the air flows more easily into your system. You should try to create at least 1 metre of space around your condenser unit to avoid blockages and keep it working properly.
Check the thermostat
If you notice your air conditioner is not working properly and you can’t find any problems with the system, there may be nothing wrong with it at all – it is possible the problem is being caused by your thermostat. You should make sure that it is on and set to the correct temperature, and if it remains unresponsive it may be as simple as changing the batteries to get your central air conditioning back up and running.
Call a professional
Some problems may be harder to fix, so if you can’t find an easy fix and your system is making an unusual noise or is completely unresponsive, this could be something more serious. Inaccurate temperatures could be the sign of a refrigerant leak or a frozen evaporator coil, which can cause a complete breakdown of your AC unit. Checking your evaporator coil or condenser coil is not the most straightforward task, so you may want to call a trained engineer to avoid damaging your system.
If your air conditioning unit stops working and there is no obvious fix, there is no need to worry. Call our experts at JP Air Conditioning and we can carry out a comprehensive repair. With a quick response guaranteed, you won’t be left without air conditioning for long. For any AC problem you may be having, call us now on 0208 333 1191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to help.