Five Common Problems With Older AC Units

Five Common Problems With Older AC Units

Air conditioning units are becoming more popular as people desire cool, fresh air throughout the year. Like any other mechanical equipment, your air conditioning system needs to be thoroughly maintained to continue providing the excellent productivity it once did. Despite periodic checks, maintenance, and cleaning, the older components of the wall-mounted air conditioner system will degrade over time.

Common Problems With Older Air Conditioning Appliances.

Here are some common issues with a Wall Mounted AC Unit device. 

  • Your cooling unit has ice: Ice can easily form on your air conditioning system, particularly when the temperature rises or there is excess dirt accumulation. As condensed water forms and comes into contact with your frigid air, your AC unit can quickly freeze. However, you should know that something is seriously wrong with your cooling unit if you notice significant ice buildup on the coils and other parts.

  • Low refrigeration: It is never a cause of concern about low coolant levels. However, the levels can dwindle with common use and compel you to refill them. You will notice a warm home interior, but no one wants to live with such problems for long because it may cause your cooling unit to perform poorly, increasing the cost of repairs.

  • The air conditioner blows warm air: The existence of a dirty air filter is one of the primary reasons why most air conditioning units blow warm air. The unit may generate cold air but cannot circulate it through the air ducts. Clean air filters help to protect your machine and keep it running smoothly.

    The air conditioner is known to work harder as the outside temperature approaches triple digits and may not cool down as quickly as you would like. When your outdoor unit is turned on, ensure no leaves or other particles impede the airflow. Inadequate coolant can cause an air conditioner to blow warm air that only professional heating and cooling experts can fix. 

  • AC unit commonly cycles or cannot be turned off: If your air conditioning system is too big for your house, it will typically cycle on and off frequently. When your air conditioner reaches the thermostat setup, it will signal the hardware to cycle off.

    Moreover, the unit will turn on when the temperature falls below the thermostat setting. Because your unit may be too tiny to cool the volume of air enclosed in your home, it can keep functioning, or the inside device can turn off while the outside fan continues to operate.

  • Wiring: If you shift into a home with an already installed air conditioning unit, you may encounter problems due to faulty wiring. It can induce serious intermittent blackouts and fires. If you find something like this, address it immediately and always remain mindful of proper electric connections and wirings.

    Are you planning to install a new ductless or wall-mounted air conditioner at your place? Let Dr Ductless Heating and Cooling help you with all your air conditioning needs and issues. Contact us for installation or service quotes, and learn more about our operations. 


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