Hot summer days can be incredibly uncomfortable, turning your home – once a cozy, breezy, airy space – into practically an oven. And there’s nothing like noon on a hot summer day to remind you to purchase a split system air conditioner for your home.
But first, what is a split system air conditioner?
A split type air conditioning system usually consists of two main components: one indoor unit and one outdoor unit. These units are connected and have different elements and functions. The indoor unit, usually with a nice, minimalist design, blows the cool air into the home, so it consists of the air filter and the cooling coil.
The outdoor unit, on the other hand, often rather boxy and bulky and not really for display purposes, contains the compressor and condenser, among other critical elements of the air conditioning system.
If you already have a split system air conditioner, it would be a good time to do some regular maintenance and inspections before summer approaches so that you can perform any split system air conditioning repair tasks that need to be done before you start using the system. Read on to learn more about how you can this simply, without fuss, and in a short amount of time.
Split System Air Conditioning Repairs: A Few Tips and Tricks to Troubleshooting
- Deal with the usual suspects: check the power source and confirm it is working properly. Make sure the thermostat is functioning as it should, powered by batteries that are not dead. Ensure the settings on the thermostat are set the right way. Finally, inspect the air filter to make sure it is clean and not clogged with dust and dirt.
- What do you do if you can hear the humming sound of the air conditioner running, but no air is coming out from it? Most likely, the fan for the air conditioning system is broken. Inspect the fan and repair this accordingly, or replace the component if needed.
- The split air conditioner turns on and operates like normal, except it blows out warm air instead of cool air. If this is the case, you might want to look into the condenser on the outdoor unit of the split system. There might be a problem with the fan motor or the refrigerant. Inspect the outdoor unit to determine which component is causing the warm air.
- There is water leaking from the air conditioner. Usually, this is caused by the clogging of the air conditioning unit’s main drain line, so locate this quickly and immediately check for any blockages.
- Your electric bill in incredulously high. Assuming you’ve purchased an energy efficient air conditioner and that there is a very noticeable spike in your power bill compared to previous months when you were also using your air conditioner, there might be many causes for the problem. An inefficient and wasteful split system air conditioner can be due to a worn out motor, a failing compressor, or bad electrical connections. Inspect your outdoor unit thoroughly in order to narrow down the cause of the increased use of electricity.