3 DIY Air Conditioner Repair Tips


Air conditioners play a vital role in keeping our houses fresh and comfortable all day long. Waking up to a malfunctioning one is not always a good experience. Although many are the times when you will call an electrician to check it out, most of the problems can be handled singlehandedly without a professional’s help. Outlined below are simple DIY repair tips that you can use on your air conditioner (if it doesn’t work for you, get help from someone who knows how to do ac repair).

If the air conditioner doesn’t turn on, then chances are the thermostat is not set correctly. Checking to ensure the thermostat is on, and set to the desired setting almost always helps rectify the problem. If the thermostat is off, then the problem could be with the cells powering it. Try to remove the battery cells, and then reinstall afresh to see if it turns on. You can as well buy new cells to replace old ones too.

There are times when you will feel like the air conditioner isn’t cooling the house properly like it used to. If this is the case, then the problem could be with the radiators or unit outside. Start by checking the unit outside to ensure it is functioning properly, and then get rid of any twigs or debris around the unit. This could be the main problem with a malfunctioning AC. Trying to diagnose and repair problems before calling an electrician can save you lots of hustle, and money, hence recommended (but then again, it wont hurt to ask help from someone who does air conditioning repair).