21 Oct Tips to get your Air Conditioning up and running again.
Problems with your Air Conditioner?
Summer is approaching, temperatures are rising and the scorching day has convinced you to start up your air conditioner again. Except there’s one problem. It’s not working.
We see it all the time. A frustrated home-owner calls us to fix a problem with their AC. It’s hot outside, the kids are cranky and they just can’t wait until tomorrow for a technician to arrive. We get it, and we want to help.
MY AIR CONDITIONER IS NOT HEATING/COOLING
- Change the settings on your controller to the lowest temperature possible (16°C-18°C) OR to the highest temperature possible (28°C -30°C)
- Set to HIGH fan (not auto)
- Close all windows and doors and leave the system running for 10 minutes.
If your air conditioner still isn’t heating/cooling this could be the result of blocked, dirty filters reducing the air flow OR low refrigerant levels.
MY AIR CONDITIONER HAS FLASHING LIGHTS/ERROR CODE
Try resetting the unit using instructions below.
If your air conditioner is still showing flashing lights, or an error code. Please take a video/photo or note down the pattern. This is your machines way of telling you what is wrong!
MY AIR CONDITIONER WON’T TURN ON
The lack of power can be something as simple as old batteries, a tripped switch or a blown fuse. If your batteries are new, try resetting the machine at the switch board, or isolator which can be found near the outdoor unit.
- Switch the isolator to the “OFF” position
- Leave it for roughly 20-30 minutes.
- Switch the isolator to the “ON” position
- This should reset the system, and hopefully fix any problems you had!
If your air conditioner still isn’t turning on, or the switch keeps tripping, this could be the sign of a bigger problem, which may involve replacement parts.
MY AIR CONDITIONER IS LEAKING WATER
When you use your air conditioner, it is normal for some condensation to form. This water drips into a pan and down a drain leading away from your home. If water is dripping or leaking out of the machine rather than down the pipe, you may be experiencing a clogged, overflowing drain. Alternatively, your system may be working overtime to keep the room cool. This struggle to keep up with the continuous flow of warm air will overheat the machine and cause condensation to form on the outside
- Change the settings on your controller to the lowest temperature possible (16°C-18°C)
- Set to HIGH fan (not auto)
- Close all windows and doors and leave the system running for 10 minutes
Alternatively, if experiencing a clogged drain, your unit is in desperate need of a service. We recommend servicing your air conditioning system annually, or every 6 months if used regularly.
Still need help with your Air Conditioning problem?
If you’ve tried the above troubleshooting and you are still having issues, we can send out a technician to diagnose and repair the issue and have you up and running again in no time!
Contact us on 07 5563 8530 or book a repair here