Having trouble with the condenser of your HVAC? Don’t know how to fix it? There is no need for you to panic.
Follow the simple tips mentioned below to identify and resolve the issue.
Check Your Thermostat
Sometimes, the condenser is simply not working because your thermostat is not functioning. Your thermostat could have weak batteries that are limiting its functionality. Generally, this issue can be resolved by restarting the thermostat after a gap of a few seconds. If turning your thermostat off for a few seconds and then turning it back on also does not do the trick, then you should check for other issues that may be up with it from AC repair Professionals.
For example, defrosting issues!
Check the Defrosting of the Unit
The heat pump moves to the air conditioning mode from time to time so that the outdoor coils are heated up and defrosting of the outdoor coils can take place easily.
The system generally stops working when a lot of ice builds up in the coils and the defrost function of the condenser stops working. The reason for this could be anything, from a faulty reverse switch to an issue with the sensors…
One way to restart the defrosting is to remove the ice. Make sure you are not using any pointed tools for that purpose. Such tools can damage the coils and you will damage the condenser too.
If your air conditioning unit is gathering ice in the summer season, it is time to call for professional help.
Check for Water Leakage
Another reason that ice may be accumulating in your condenser is because of water leakage. This happens when the weather is not too cold and your defrosting system still doesn’t work, affecting the functioning of the condenser. The water that leaks out on to the coils can freeze up even in warm weather. This indicates that the drainage in the unit is not working. Get repairs for unclogging the drainage system to get your outdoor unit started.
Reset Your Breaker
The final issue can be with the breaker circuit. You must be very careful while checking it. Always keep your shoes on and refrain from touching any metal parts of the breaker box. Place two of your fingers on the handle of the circuit breaker. Turn it off by turning it all the way in the other direction then turn it on again for the reset to work right.
If none of the above tips can help you fix your condenser then you need a professional to look at it. Affordable Air can run a full diagnostic evaluation of your system to determine where the problem lies and fix it in good time. Don’t take the risk of doing it yourself. Save all the hassle and enjoy a comfortable experience with your HVAC system.