Having an air conditioning unit in Singapore is not just a luxury, but also a necessity. And knowing where to go to for aircon repair is important in a country that can reach a maximum temperature of 93° Fahrenheit. During hot seasons, when air conditioning systems are working at its peak, you have to be aware of the problems that may arise. The good thing is, you can manually solve some of this problem before calling your aircon servicing company. Here are the 3 of the most common problems of air conditioning systems.
Problem: Aircon unit leaking
If the unit is leaking, the possible problems might be the coil or the draining pipes must be clogged with dirt. If the problem is the pipe, check if something clogs the waterways. If there is, get a vacuum cleaner and suck the drain line until the whole waterways are clean from clogging dirt. There are also instances, especially when your unit have not undergone proper aircon maintenance, when the whole drain pan is really dusty which results to water leaking. If that’s the case, you have to remove the covers of the unit and vacuum the dirt out of the drain pan. Another reason for this problem is the coil is not cleaned during regular aircon maintenance. If you noticed that the unit does not give off the same cooling effect anymore with the water leaking from it, the problem must be a filthy coil. In this case, the coil usually needs to be replaced.
Problem: Aircon unit not giving off cold air
There are several reasons why your aircon unit isn’t giving off cold air, and some of it may be solved without professional aircon repair. Some of these are dirty filters, air condition unit is not in cooling mode, some parts are faulty, or fan motor can be clogged with dirt. If you have dusty filters or fan motor, try rinsing them off with clean water. Dusty aircon parts prevent the cool air from being released. And worst, you might be overworking your air conditioning system and therefore shortening its lifespan, thereby having to call aircon servicing regularly and increasing your cost of maintenance. Make the rinsing a monthly habit to maintain the coldness of the aircon. If you have tried disassembling and reassembling the unit and noticed that the air is not the same as it used to be, you must have wrongly positioned some parts of the unit.
Problem: Aircon producing foul odors
If your aircon is producing foul odors, chances are there must be clogging and leaking inside the system or a dead animal in the duct. Now, this can only be fixed through professional aircon repair services. In most cases, foul smell emitting units have filthy and clogged parts in it. Usually the filters and coils are the most dust-prone parts of the unit and therefore the priorities during aircon maintenance. You just have to remove, clean and reinstall these parts for a better performing air conditioning system again. In many cases in Singapore, they have to be replaced altogether especially when the unit has been running for years.
If the problem is caused by dead animal body, then the only way to remedy the foul scent is to locate and remove the dead animal. Spray a generous amount of air freshener right in front of the aircon vents to eliminate the odor. If you are unable to locate and identify the foul odor from your unit, do not hesitate to seek help from an air conditioner service company.