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How To Tell When You Have an Air Con Problem

How To Tell When You Have an Air Con Problem

Like any piece of technology, air conditioners are not immune to having problems across their life span. Even really high-quality air conditioners that are regularly maintained will face small, common problems. If your air conditioner has been installed and maintained by professionals, it should last a long time and any minor issues will be fixed before they turn into something major. 

If you notice something’s not quite right with your air con, don’t leave it to do more damage. Here’s how to tell when it’s time to call in a professional: 

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Your Air Conditioner is Blowing Warm or Hot Air

If your air conditioner is blowing warm or hot air, then that’s a clear sign something is wrong. It may be something as minor as a dirty outside unit, which is causing overheating, or there could be no refrigerant in the system. Either way, you aren’t going to get cooler any time soon, so it’s best to get someone to repair it.

The Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

Your air conditioner may be giving you lovely cool air, but if it’s tripping your circuit breaker then you shouldn’t wait to get it looked at. Continually restarting the appliance may damage it, or even start a fire. A professional will be able to determine whether the problem is with the air conditioner or the circuit breaker itself. Sometimes, the air conditioner has been installed incorrectly and is using more power than the circuit can handle. 

You Can Hear Strange Sounds

Even if your air conditioner is working well, if it’s making unusual noises, then there may be a problem that is about to get worse if it doesn’t get repaired right away. Hissing sounds usually mean there’s a leak somewhere in the unit. Whirring, or loud noises, may mean there is something wrong with the fan. Don’t wait until it breaks down completely before seeking the source of the noise. 

Your Air Conditioner Smells Like It Is Burning

If you haven’t used your air conditioner for a while, it may release a strange, musty smell when you turn it on. Split systems may need the wall unit’s filter cleaned. However, if your air conditioner has a smoky smell, it could be a sign that it is overheating or needs a service to remove dirt and dust that may have become trapped. 

Choose Efficient Pure Plumbing to Maintain and Repair Your Air Conditioner 

As leading evaporative cooling installers in Melbourne, Efficient Pure Plumbing can provide you with crisp, cool air in no time! We understand all types and makes of air conditioners and can provide ongoing maintenance and repairs when needed. For all your heating, cooling and plumbing needs, contact us on +61 3 9792 3261 today.