DIY Air Conditioner Repair

Spending on ac repair by calling a professional would be very costly. Although, there will be times wherein the repair would be so grave that you would be obliged to call a professional to fix the problem. However, there are some small troubleshooting steps you may do before calling a professional. Sometimes, the problem is not as bad as you think and could be easily dealt. Usually, your aircon is not working due to the simplest of problems. It will be a pain to shell out a couple of hundred dollars just to have the repairman flip a switch, and the problem would go away in an instant. Here are some tips on checking your air con to check if you do need help from a professional. These tips would surely be able to help you save money on unnecessary calls to the repair company.

Air Conditioner Repair


The first thing to do and the most important thing to check is the breaker of the aircon. This is usually one of the most common causes as to why your aircon is not working as it should. One reason as to why the breaker would not be working is because it may have been tripped. If you have other appliances on the same breaker as the air conditioner, it may cause the breaker to trip and is the reason why the appliance is not working. This is the quickest check but will save you a lot of money by not calling a repair man.

The next thing to do would be to check the thermostat. If you air conditioning unit is battery operated then more often than not it would just need a change of batteries. The temperature of the aircon should be set below room temperature. The thermostat may be on fan mode which would make the aircon not give out cold air. All the settings regarding the temperature could be changed by using the thermostat.

Also, changing the filter of the aircon must be done regularly. If the filter is not properly maintained, then it would start accumulating dirt and dust that would lead to problems with the appliance in the future. Lack of air flow can also be the cause of why the aircon is not blowing cool air. Checking the filter should be done daily to keep the aircon in tip top shape.

If your unit runs on ice, then the ice should be melted. All ice in the unit should be melted, and one way to do this is by turning off the system and turning on the fan for it to melt or you can just turn off the unit and let the ice melt on its own. Also, give the air conditioner a good cleaning every once in awhile. Clean the outside, the blades, and check for any debris inside or near the unit. Be careful when cleaning this because the insides of an aircon are fragile and one wrong move and the part would break and would result in calling a repairer. These are some of the tips to help you better take care of your air conditioner and is a form of a DIY repair.