For people residing in hot climates, air conditioning is pretty much an essential home appliance. Having access to a cooling blast of refreshing air at any time, day or night can make life that little bit more bearable. These days, there is a myriad of companies offering a range of AC units to suit any sized room. Well-known brands such as Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sharp, and LG offer excellent products that come with the peace of mind you get from buying from an established company.
Whatever brand of AC you decide to purchase, you can’t guarantee it will last forever without needing servicing or repairs. AC units, although we take them for granted, are complicated pieces of machinery that work for hours and hours on end. It is to be expected that they will eventually need some tender loving care.
Many companies selling AC units will include service, maintenance, and repairs as part of the purchase. For example, buying a new AC unit from Enercell Air Conditioning can include a range of after-market services to give you the peace of mind that your unit will be repaired and maintained when needed.
Common Issues with AC Units:
- Low Refrigerant – refrigerant is the part of the AC unit that draws the heat out of the passing air before it is fed back into the room. Ensuring a sound refrigerant system is essential to maintaining a healthy AC unit. This common issue can involve more than simply refilling the refrigerant. Sometimes, the cause of the leak is a hole or crack in a pipe. An engineer may be required to locate and repair the hole, something that is time-consuming and therefore somewhat expensive.
- Fan Problems – there are usually two important fans in an AC unit. One which blows indoor air over the unit’s evaporator coil to cool it, and another that blows air out of the unit outside to get rid of the warm air collected. Any problems with either of these units can result in a call to an engineer.
- Clogged/Dirty Condenser Coils – condenser coils are the part of the AC unit that expels the air outside of the building. If these are dirty or clogged, it can cause immediate problems with the unit’s ability to disperse the warm air.
The cheapest way to ensure these problems don’t happen to your unit is to employ a qualified professional to make regular servicing, repairs, and maintenance, to ensure your unit is running at its optimum.