Common AC Problems and Their Solutions

Last Updated: April 20, 2018By Categories: Tips0 Comments2.5 min read
AC unit refuses to turn on

As much comfort an air conditioner provides, it can be a real pain to deal with. The summer season can be a difficult time, especially with the inefficient building materials used to make our houses, the level of heat radiated is immense. Most problems we face with our AC units can be solved easily but since we lack the basic knowledge of AC working, we are dependent on technicians. It is important to regularly service your AC to avoid any inconvenience.

Today, has brought us a few common AC problems and appropriate solutions to them. Maybe next time you have an issue regarding your AC, you could manage fixing it on your own.

Your AC Unit Refuses To Turn On

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It is the middle of the night and all you can think of is an escape from the summer heat into the cool comfort of your bed but fate has other plans for you. As soon as you turn on the AC unit, you hear a spark and the system refuses to turn on. This can happen for various reasons. The key is to troubleshoot each and every one of them.

  • Fuse blew-up: Keep spare fuses in the house and know where your fuses are placed for times like these.
  • Loose Wire: A loose wire can simply be fixed by using a wiring tape.
  • Circuit Breaker Tripped: Restart the circuit-breaker. If it refuses to start, take the hint that there are still issues on your electricity line and call a technician as soon as possible.
  • Short Wiring: Short wires can be caused by in stable power input or wear and tear over time. You can replace the wiring yourself or call a technician in time to prevent a fire hazard.


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A leaking AC can be your worst nightmare. You are tempted to turn on your AC but you are dreading the leakage stains on your walls. Again, there can be several reasons resulting in a leakage:

  • Damaged over-flow pan: The over-flow pan is supposed to store moisture from the AC unit. Once damaged, it results in a leak. Go over the instruction manual of your AC unit to find where the over-flow pan is located. The best option is to replace a damaged over-flow pan but if you are looking for a quick fix, appropriate glue could save your night at least.
  • Clogged filter: Change your AC’s filter on a monthly basis and check it occasionally to avoid any leakage issues.
  • Clogged Condensate-line: This line is basically a pipe that leads the water out of the over-flow pan. Once clogged, the water will build up and cause a leak or even damage you over-flow pan.

While these problems are seen with most AC units, it is still advisable to invest in an AC unit which give you the least worries.

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