With the dry heat in Australia, we have to take extra care with our air cons to ensure we don’t sweat it all summer. At Camtec we always recommend you to have your units professionally inspected and repaired, however, there are some common faults that are generally easy to fix by yourself. Here are some of the most common faults our air con techs come across on the job:
The filters in our air conditioners pick up a lot of dirt and other particles to ensure the air in your home is as clean as possible. This also means that they do need to be cleaned frequently. If there is a build-up of the dirt and dust on your filters they will not only contaminate your air more but they can also severely restrict the amount of air flow through unit meaning that you will be overworking your unit and getting little air flow through it. So take your filters out of your unit and give them a quick dust off or fully clean them to prolong and improve your unit.
Warm air is leaking in
A common problem we come across is that somehow hot or cold air is seeping in from outside. This actually has nothing to do with the power of your actual unit and generally occurs because of poorly sealed windows and doors. It is quite easy to properly seal windows and doors, you will be surprised about how much this helps with the temperature control in your home.
Compressor is not getting enough air flow
Some air conditioning Perth units have larger compressors outside of their home or building. In these cases, it’s important to also maintain the surrounding area of the compressor. A lot of the time plants, bushes or other items block or crowd the compressor causing a restriction in airflow to the compressor. So just keep an eye on your compressors!
The air con is emitting a bad odor
There are a lot of things that can cause your unit to smell bad, the most common culprits we see are due to the presence of mold, mildew or fungi as a result of a blocked up drainage pipe, bad smells outside that are brought in through the air conditioner and small dead animals in or around the conditioner.
When the presence of mold, mildew or fungi appear it is generally due to a blocked water pipe which has caused a buildup of water in your unit (which is the perfect breeding grounds for them). In this case, we recommend you to call a professional in order to inspect your and repair the unit. The other two issues are easier to fix as it is all about finding the source of the smell and removing it.
So there you have it, these are the most common issues you might come across with your own unit. Although these recommendations have worked there may be further issues with your unit and we always recommend to have a technician to come out and inspect your unit first.
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