The primary objective of the air conditioner in your central air system, is to absorb the heat from the air inside your home and release the heat into the outdoors. As the refrigerant liquid is transformed into gas, the heat is absorbed. This procedure is the basic idea how the air conditioner cools down the space. The liquid refrigerator absorbs the heat in your home as it passes through the evaporator. Refrigerant will transform into a gas in the process and release that heat to quickly cool down the space. The condenser plays a role in this process as well, and we at Hal Mechanical would like to discuss the common problems that are associated with the condenser.
Why is My Air Conditioner Condenser Dirty?
Since most residential air conditioner parts are mounted outdoors, there is no surprise the condenser or other parts get filthy and fast. In addition to the dirt and debris being attracted to the outdoor components, the system cannot function properly from over development of the brush, grass, and other vegetation matter grow around the system. It is important to keep the unit clean and ensure there is 3 feet of clearance surrounding the unit.
Bad Run AC Capacitor
In order for the fan motors to operate, the condenser’s run capacitors provide the energy. If the run capacitor is in bad shape, the motor often will not start. In the event you think that your run capacitors have gone bad, contact your local HVAC technician for proper diagnosis and repair.
How Do You Fix a Leaking Air Conditioner?
Between the disconnected seals and faulty tubes, leaks can contribute to the condenser failure. The tubes can get pinched or may suffer from wear and break, particularly after extensive use. Call a licensed professional in order to repair any leaks.
AC Drain Line Clogs
Condenser failure can be due to the debris and other unwanted particles clogging the air conditioner over time. Though some these particles could be external it is oftentimes due to metal particles that punctured the condenser itself. Proper maintenance can help in preventing the problem all together.
Broken or Damaged AC Coils
One of the worst air conditioner condenser problems is caused by damage coils, which can stem from compacted debris and corrosion. The problem can be identified, and the proper steps executed to remedy the issue through the help of a pro.
How Do You Take Care & Maintain an AC Condenser?
Comprising of the AC condenser includes a motor, fans, tubes, coils, and other parts that can easily become faulty. To keep your condenser running smoothly, have the unit routinely cleaned is one of the easiest ways. Since the part of the unit is outside, debris can easily buildup. Use a water hose to spray down your condenser unit at least once a year. Clear the debris and clutter around the unit. At least once a year, maintain the air conditioner running smoothly and efficiently by making sure to schedule professional tune-ups.