Part of the function of the HVAC system is to absorb the heat in your home and release the heat into the outdoors. Generally found in the outdoor unit, your condenser is part of your system that’s responsible for releasing the heat. Heat is absorbed when the refrigerant liquid is transformed into gas. This is the basic function of how the air conditioner operates to cool your home. Through the evaporator, liquid refrigerant absorbs the heat in your home. The refrigerant turns into a gas once the heat is absorbed but in order to feel the coolness, the heat is quickly released outside. Today, we at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to further elaborate on the condenser of the air conditioner unit. Below are a few of the common issues that stem from the condenser.
Why is My AC Condenser Not Working?
Air Conditioner Leaking Water Outside. Within seals and faulty tubes, condenser failure can be caused by leaks. Especially after extensive usage, the tubes can get pinched or may suffer from wear and break. To resolve leak issues, call a licensed professional.
Clogged Condenser Home AC. Leading to condenser failure, over time, your AC unit can get blocked by debris and other unwanted particles. It is oftentimes due to metal particles that punctured the condenser itself, though some these particles could be external. Homeowners can potentially prevent this problem; proper maintenance can help.
Dirty Condenser Coil or Components. It is not surprising for the condenser or other parts to get dirty, since most residential air conditioner components are mounted outdoors. The system is prevented it to work properly from the brush, grass, and other vegetation matter grow around the system in addition to the dirt and debris the outdoor components attracts. Make certain the outdoor unit has three feet of clearance and the area is kept cleaned.
Faulty or Bad AC Run Capacitor. To provide energy for the fan motors to operate belongs to the condenser’s run capacitors. The motor often will not start of the run capacitor is in bad shape. Call your local HVAC technician for proper diagnosis and repair should you think that your run capacitors have gone bad.
Damaged Condenser Coil & Fins. Damaged coils can cause one of the worst AC condenser problems. This can stem from corrosion, impact and debris. A professional can identify the issue and take the steps necessary to get the problem resolved.
Air Conditioner Condenser Maintenance
A motor, fans, tubes, coils, and other parts comprise of the AC condenser that can malfunction. Having the unit routinely cleaned is one of the easiest ways to keep your condenser running smoothly. Debris can easily buildup since the part of the unit is outside. At least once a year, use a water hose to spray down your condenser unit. Make certain the unit is clear of clutter and debris as well. Additionally, make sure to schedule professional tune-ups at least once a year to keep the air conditioner running smoothly and efficiently.