HVAC Hacks: Tips for Novices and New Homeowners

Repairing The Issues Your AC Is The Most Likely To Encounter

A substantial malfunction with your home's air conditioning system can quickly result in the home's interior becoming inhospitable during the hot summer days. Homeowners will often fail to appreciate the full extent of the problems that their air conditioning unit will be likely to encounter.

Lack Of Cooled Air

A very common issue for these systems will be a lack of cooled air. In fact, it can be possible for your air conditioner to simply blow hot air from the outside into the home. Most often, this is a problem with the refrigerant in the unit. Without sufficient refrigerant, the system will be unable to cool the air that it is blowing into the home. If the system is leaking refrigerant, you will need to have the leak identified and patched before you add more refrigerant to the system. However, this problem can also result from something more minor. In particular, the coils of the system becoming coated in dirt or dust can be another cause of this issue as the layer can actually act to insulate the coils.

Not Blowing Any Air

If the air conditioning system fails to provide any air at all to the home, this is likely the result of the blower failing. This component is essentially a very large and powerful fan that will move the cooled air into the home. Due to the type of damage that blowers can experience, a replacement will usually be the most effective repair option. While it may be possible to repair the blower, it is often the case that the damage will be too extensive. In these situations, it may be possible to temporarily patch the blower, but the strain that it will experience from regular use may cause these repairs to fail.

Water Leaks

Water leaking into the home from the air conditioning unit can indicate that the system's drain may be clogged. This drain will allow the condensation that is produced by this device to drain away. Luckily, repairing a clogged drain is a simple process that a homeowner will be able to do on their own. A more complicated source of this problem can be due to the air conditioner's seals failing, which can allow rainwater to seep into the home's interior. Repairing this problem will be more challenging as a homeowner is unlikely to understand where these seals are located or how to determine whether they need to be replaced. In some cases, this process may even involve taking apart the exterior case for the unit.

For more information, contact a company like Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning.