6 Common air-conditioner faults.

Just about every home or office in Singapore has an air-conditioner which helps make life a lot cooler. Singapore can be a very uncomfortable experience if your air-conditioner is not working correctly, which makes maintenance of your air-conditioner very important to ensure that you can have this cool lifestyle. You may find that your air-conditioner is not doing its job in making the room cold, so what are the faults you may encounter with an air-conditioner? This articles will help you understand what faults you may encounter. 

1. Dirty air filter 

The most common fault for an air-conditioner not producing cold air will be a dirty air filter. Dirt builds up on the filter over time, which in turn restricts the air flow through the filter. To prevent this problem from happening you should clean the air filters a every 2 months for the best results. 

2. Refrigerant leakage 

If your air-conditioner is low on refrigerant, simply adding refrigerant may not be the best solution. You should get a trained technician to fix any leaks. Ensure that the repair is tested and then recharge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air-conditioner is best when the refrigerant  matches exactly what the manufacturer's specification are. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment. 

3. Incorrect air conditioner size 

It is important to make sure that the right size air-conditioner is installed. The air-conditioner should never be too small for the room, which will results in the room not being effectively cooled. If the air-conditioner is to small you will overwork it and result in the air-conditioner breaking down. 

4. Frozen condenser 

Low Freon, or anything that interferes with air flow, can cause a freeze-up. Changing the air filter or cleaning the evaporator and condenser may completely solve your air flow problem. If everything is clean, you will probably need to get a air-conditioner technician out to solve the problem. 

5. Broken thermostat 

The thermostat measures the temperature of the air, which then controls the temperature at which the air conditioner turns off in order to prevent energy wastage. When the thermostat is broken, the air conditioner will not be able to function properly, and should be replaced. 

6. Dirty evaporator and condenser coils 

The components that make heat transfer happen are the evaporator and condenser coils. Since these coils are continuously exposed to both indoor and outdoor fan-driven airflow, they will accumulate layers of dirt and dust. The passages inside the evaporator coil are constantly damp with condensation, which is a perfect breeding ground for airborne mold. Mold growth inside an evaporator coil can eventually obstruct airflow through the coil. You should get a trained technician to clean the evaporator and condenser coils.

To prolong the lifespan of your air-conditioning, it is advisable to engage the services of a professional serviceman.

To find a air-conditioning contractor, kluje.com can help! 

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