14 Sep 2020

Most Useful Air Conditioner Repair & Maintenance Tips You Can DIY

Air conditioners are one of the most important appliances especially in hot areas. If your AC goes bad on a hot summer day, your entire day’s schedule goes right out of the window. Which is why maintaining AC is an important activity that you should not ignore.

Air conditioners are expensive and there repair can be quite a reach as well. Most of the times, we have to call a professional to get the problems sorted. Of course, at times we have to get the repairs done and it costs us a considerable amount of money, but it’s always good to troubleshoot your appliance first before calling someone. Who knows you might just identify the problem and fix it yourself.

Many a times, air conditioners do not work for the simplest of reasons and they’re pretty easy to identify. And it hurts to pay someone else a huge sum of money for something that you could have easily done yourself. Here are a list of all the checks that you can perform on your AC to save you time, effort, and money.

1. Check your switchboard

If your air conditioner is not turning on, a major reason could be a tripped circuit breaker. Inspect your switch board for any tripped circuit breakers and rest. If the problem persists. Call Gecko Air.

2. Clean your filter

Many a times, air conditioners start blowing less air or cool lesser than before because of issue with the filters. There is an internal filter located towards the front of the air conditioner. When you open the front grill, you can see a set of filters that you can easily remove, wash in water, dry it off, and put it back. The clunks dust on the filters inhibit the AC from throwing the intended airflow. On the other hand, if the outdoor unit coils are not clean, they might not function properly and dissipate heat properly. Lack of airflow can cause lack in cooling efficiency, which may further cause higher consumption of energy. So make sure that your AC is clean especially from the inside. You should check the filters regularly and clean it as and when needed.

3. Examine your units

Check your inner and outer units for accumulation of dust. Make sure that the coils inside and outside are clean. This can be done by spraying pressurized water on them. If that is not possible, use a soft brush and remove the dirt that is accumulated on the coils by gently rubbing and removing it.