How to Repair Central Air Conditioners

When the central air conditioner goes out of order, there are a few things you can do. First, you can panic because it’s extremely hot and you’re left with a broken central AC system. Secondly, you can immediately call appliance repair specialists to come with the situation. And thirdly, before you pick up the phone and start dialing, you can try to see if troubleshooting the problem yourself is an option.
Of course, you can’t fix a technical issue on an appliance without a professional work background, but there are some ways to handle minor issues without having to call professionals and spend a lot of money. Repairing your central air conditioner yourself you can save money, avoid the extra hassle, and perhaps learn new technical skills. So without further ado, this is how you can repair central air conditioners.

    1. If the central air conditioner unit is not working
      If your central AC is not working at all, you should check all the switches, reset, and power again – just to be sure. Check the main electrical panel to ensure that the central air conditioner is receiving power. Then reset all the switches/overloads and check the electrical circuits for any problem regarding the circuit breaker and the fuse. If you see a problem, try switching the breaker off and then on or replace the fuse and try again.
      Double check the condensate overflow switch for any indications, examine the capacitor, contractor, the fan motor. These will give you an idea of what may have caused the issue for the central AC unit to stop working. If the problem continues, you should contact an HVAC company to avoid further issues.

  1. If the central air conditioner is not cooling
    If you can see and hear the unit running, but it is not cooling the area, there are a few things you can do to try and fix that.
    Check the thermostat to ensure that the settings are right. Put it on “cool” and lower the temperature at least 3 degrees below the room temperature.
    You can also remove the thermostat body (simply pull it back) after you’ve turned the power off and examine the wires or replace the batteries. Wait for a few minutes and see if it works.
  2. Check the capacitor and the contractor
    These two are usually the troublemakers. The capacitor is the one that starts the condenser and the fan in your air conditioning. Which is why if it’s fault, your central AC will not run. Manually trying to repair these may not last a long time. So it’s recommended to contact a professional who can replace them if faulty, and ensure that your central air conditioner works without an issue for a long time to come.
    How to Repair Central Air Conditioners
  3. Call a technician
    Trying to fix the central air conditioner on your own can, of course, save you money and time. But in a lot of cases when you can’t find what is causing the problem, it’s better to contact experts that are specialized in repairing such appliances. This way, you are guaranteed to receive back a working central AC unit without putting yourself at risk for any electrical emergencies.
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