Basic Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

Basic Air Conditioner Troubleshooting


It’s an unfortunate reality, but one of the most primary problems you will encounter with your home or office air conditioning system is the improper or irregular operation. If you choose to use your air conditioner, it’s essential to close all windows and doors in order for your air conditioner to function correctly. Nevertheless over time you may encounter an abundance of different issues with your central air-conditioning system, this is where you may need a professional air conditioning service in order to repair your air conditioner.


By keeping your air conditioner unit working correctly, you are guaranteed to save both money and energy. If your air conditioner is not maintained or repaired correctly, it will undoubtedly not work as it should when you really need it. An abundance of repairs on air conditioning units must be carried out and handled by a qualified air conditioning individual, but in this article, we will be taking a look at some of the basic tips and advice you can carry out at home in order to effortlessly troubleshoot and perhaps even manage your own air conditioning system yourself.


The air conditioner isn’t working at all.


If your air conditioner isn’t automatically turning on when the built-in thermostat signals the need for cooling, you may discover that the thermostat isn’t working as it should. Ensure the air conditioner’s thermostat is set to ‘cool’ and the temperature setting is below the room’s ambient temperature.


The air conditioner isn’t cooling as well as it should.


If you are able to hear your air conditioner running smoothly, but the system does not appear to be cooling as well as it should, the problem could be caused by a handful of issues, such as:


  • The air conditioning unit needs to be thoroughly cleaned in order for it to receive proper air flow.
  • The air conditioning coolant needs to be recharged by a professional.

The air conditioner appears to be leaking water.


If you have discovered that your air conditioner is leaking water, it may be caused by condensation. Condensation will often leak from one of the air conditioners tubes that carry it out from the system, but if the condensate pump may not be working as it should or something may be blocking the flow of condensation, it will begin to overflow out of the unit.

In the event that you would rather not tackle your air conditioning unit yourself and are looking to hire an air-conditioning professional to inspect and manage your air conditioning unit call 800-880-0004 and one of NRG Heating & Air Conditioning technicians can help solve the problem.