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Summer has set in. It’s so hot outside you just came home from work and you switch on the air conditioning. Guess what? It isn’t working quite well. What’s wrong? You can’t quite figure it out so you land on this article.

We’ll help you figure out what’s up. The following could be the possible reasons your air conditioning doesn’t function well.

Unit does not work

The AC unit may not be working. Our AC units are connected directly to the breaker box. Check if the breaker box is turned on. Also, check for a blown circuit or tripped circuit breaker at the main MCB enclosure.

Inadequate cooling

There could be a lot of reasons why your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home. It could be that your thermostat is set too high or your filters and coils could be dirty. When filters and coils get dirty, they make your ac work harder and it tends to increase energy consumption. A dirty filter can even cause your AC system to shut down. In such a case, your AC coil and filter needs to be cleaned. Few other reasons, for which, you might need to call on a professional to do the repairs include a fault in the condenser motor or compressor, a coolant leak.

Unit cools but fan won’t run

There could be problems with your AC’s internal fan. The fan motor could have gone bad, the blades could have bent or the motor itself is faulty. If the fan blades are bent, then you need to call a professional to replace them.

Condenser not working

If your air conditioner isn’t turning on, first check your unit outside to determine if the condenser is running. Make sure that the unit is plugged in and your thermostat is set properly.

Air conditioner repair, to a certain extent, can be managed easily at home. But when you have to replace items like the motor and other similar things it is needed that you call a professional to carry out the required repair functions.