When your air conditioner appears to be malfunctioning there can be a number of different problems causing the issue. When there appears to be no major mechanical failure then the problem can point to other problems such as the temperature sensor. When trying to figure out why your air conditioner isn’t working properly, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will help you troubleshoot the air conditioner temperature sensor to see if that is the problem.
Temperature Sensor Working Principle
An air conditioner temperature sensor can cause odd reactions from the air conditioner unit. The sensor is located near the evaporator coils. It is the temperature sensor’s job to read the temperature of the air as it passes the sensor and coils. If the air is warmer than the temperature set on the thermostat, the sensor will activate the compressor. As the air is beginning to cool, the sensor will monitor the change in the temperature. Once the desired temperature is met, it will shut off the compressor.
Common Air Conditioner Temperature Sensor Problems
A number of problems can occur with the air conditioner’s temperature sensor. One common problem is when the sensor gets dislodged from its proper position. Once a sensor is out of position, it can disturb the cooling cycle. The air conditioner may switch on and off suddenly or even cause the air conditioner to remain on. When the air conditioner temperature sensor is out of position, it will need to be corrected. It is important that the sensor is in the right position to ensure the air conditioner properly functions. At times the temperature sensor may require testing to see if it needs to be replaced. When testing a sensor, it is recommended to seek professional services. Each air conditioner model has its own requirements and technical specifications. A professional will know when testing your sensor if the sensor meets all of the proper specifications.
Signs of a Bad Temperature Sensor
One of the classic signs that the sensor is out of position or is simply broken is when the air conditioner unit will not switch off. The air conditioner will continue to run and the home may begin to feel too cold. Many people will assume that it is the thermostat that is causing the problem and will try to turn the thermostat off. A similar problem is when the air conditioner switches on or off as mentioned previously. However, low refrigerant or frozen coils can cause the same issue. If the air conditioner keeps switching on or off suddenly and the coils are not iced up and the refrigerant levels are good, then it is most likely the sensor.
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The sensor is one of those components that is often over looked when a problem occurs. When a sensor is out of place, the homeowner can simply put it in its proper position. However, further testing may be required. If the sensor needs to be replaced, it is best to contact the professionals. For sensor assessment, or other HVAC services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning and schedule our services today.