There are some aspects of air conditioning systems you should know about before you decide to carry out air conditioner repair in your home or workplace. A lot of people want to repair it themselves when their air conditioning device breaks down or develops a flaw without completely knowing the principles involved. However, once you understand the concepts, you can carry out a simple air conditioner operation, while HVAC repair (heating, ventilation , and air conditioning) is better left to the professionals.Have a look at Air Medics AC & Heating – Valrico AC Repair for more info on this.
The standard home or office air conditioner operates by basic physics, and consists of two distinct units: the condenser and the evaporator. Freon gas is pressurised in the condenser and passed through a heat exchanger, extracting heat from the gas and turning it into a liquid. It is then passed into the evaporator through an expansion valve; the liquid Freon expands and evaporates into a gas, the latent heat necessary for this to come from the atmosphere, which is then cooled (the cooled air then blown into the room). The gas heated by the higher temperature of the room air than re-enters the condenser where the heat is extracted and the cycle continues.
Both the evaporator and the condenser are sealed systems and you can’t perform any air conditioner fixes on your own: you ‘re going to have to contact a qualified professional. What you should do is keep everything and the mesh guards clean, and so on, free of debris. Easy air conditioner service can be done by yourself but not HVAC repair. Here are some simple repair, troubleshooting and service tips for the air conditioners.
– Device does not function.
Check the fuses or the disconnectors. If they’re fine then make sure the thermostat isn’t set too high. Try to lower it by 5 degrees and you’ll need a skilled HVAC repair engineer if that fails.
– No Refreshment.
Again, check the thermostat and try lowering it. If that doesn’t work check the intake of air from the condenser. It might be blocked, especially in fall if there lots of leaves flying about. Check that the fans’ fins are level, and straighten them if not. If nothing works then call an engineer professional.
– Erratic Freezing
All you can really do with this and all the other faults is to clean the condenser as far as you can, and call an engineer if that fails. It is not unusual for units of one type or another to be obscured by vegetation. The condenser is likely to be sitting on a concrete pad: make sure it is level, because sometimes concrete will break down and bring the condenser and the motor out of balance. That can influence the way it operates.
The condenser and evaporator are sealed devices which is why amateurs find it so difficult to repair their own air conditioner. The most common problem you can fix on yourself is a blocked or dirty evaporator. If you have a regular air conditioner service performed by a professional then these problems should not be experienced, except under extreme weather conditions when vegetation and other debris may be blown into the unit.
By first removing the insulation and the evaporator access plate, you can clean the evaporator unit yourself, but it is much safer and more effective in the long run to have a professional contract that cares for you on a regular basis after all of this.
Frankly, HVAC repair is a work for professionals if you want it done properly, including those who want to do it themselves. If you try it yourself, you not only have the problem of getting into the units, and then you have to put it all back together in a safe fashion.
Using a licenced air conditioner repair service is best but one that gives you a free estimate first. Some charge for the estimate, so you are obligated to pay them whether or not you support the estimate. Often you notice companies providing a free estimate are both reasonably competitive and do a decent job. No company can afford to give free estimates unless it is excellent at what it does and its rates are extremely competitive.
Also, make sure you have a warranty-for the time and any parts you add. If you have to upgrade your current device, also make sure they give you a trade-in package. They are able to use the parts in your old equipment, so don’t give them up. You’ll also be recommended to take a 24/7 service contract so when your HVAC machine breaks down you don’t want to be sweating, and if you’re a senior citizen, ask for a discount. You never know how happy you are.