Homes are places people spend most of the time so there’s a need to keep them comfortable as possible. Air conditioners make our homes comfortable and convenient, but these units can sometimes prove problematic, leaving you and your family helpless. Is your SPT window air conditioner not working as it should? If you are like most homeowners, dealing with a malfunctioning air conditioning system can be tedious and sometimes difficult, but with some little knowledge on troubleshooting for problems, you can be sure of restoring your units to function properly. Here are some common problems you may encounter with your cooling system:
Unfamiliar noises: Disturbing noise is a common problem, especially when some parts are worn out or need repair. Most of the time, noises are caused by dislodged or poorly positioned fun belts. You may need to replace the entire belting system if it has been damaged beyond repair.
Low Refrigerant: Leaky AC units can cause low refrigerant, so if you notice leaks or have the slightest suspicion, you need to contact a professional technician to help solve this issue. Insufficient amount of refrigerant in your heating system could also be responsible for the problem. Should this be the problem with your AC units, you will need to check a DIY manual to help you troubleshoot the problem. If you are unable, you should call a specialist to assess your AC system before recommending the repair. Remember that excess refrigerant can also cause serious problems.
Problems with Thermostats: Thermostats are some important parts of your 12000 BTU AC unit. Dislodgement of the thermostat sensors can cause temperature fluctuations. If you suspect rapid changes in temperature, you should be quick to contact a repairman to correct the issue before it becomes dangerous. A dislodged thermostat can cause serious damage if it comes into contact with the coil.
Coil issues: Faulty coils can affect the circulation of air. To help manage this issue, homeowners need to monitor their AC’s condensate drain for clogs. You need to clean dirt and debris that build up around the coil to protect the compressor and the fan. Always make sure to unplug it from from the power before you begin investigating the problem.
Blockage in Your AC’s Grills and Condensers: Blockages that occur in grills can damage the motor, fins and fan. You need to clean and wipe all the dirt using a clean washcloth. You should not dampen the rug, since these components don’t work well when wet. Make sure to unplug the unit before cleaning. Simple blockages can be disastrous, especially if the dirt causes the fan and filters not to function as it should.
Another common problem with AC system is pungent odor. Pungent smell can ruin your comfort and cause embarrassment, especially when you have guests in your home. Bad odors are caused when large amounts of moisture build up in your air conditioning unit. Moisture forms as the air conditioner transitions between heating and cooling, and while odors are common, the problem could be huge if you do not regularly clean the AC unit.