Common problems that arise with air conditioners

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DCIS - air conditioners Christchurch provide all air conditioner services. As a homeowner, you should be knowledgeable about any problems that are likely to arise with your air conditioner. To help you out, this article lists some of the most common problems.

Refrigerant Leak

When the refrigerant leaks, the air conditioning unit will not function properly. In case of such an issue, a professional technician should be able to fix it.

Low refrigerant

When the refrigerant is low, it can either mean that there is a leak somewhere or that it was undercharged during installation of the air conditioner. For the air conditioner to perform efficiently the refrigerant charge should match the manufacturer's specifications and it should neither be overcharged or undercharged.

Electrical failure

When the air conditioner is turned on and off often, fan and compressor controls can wear and eventually seize to function. Sometimes corrosion happens within the wires causing electrical failure. Such issues should be checked for by a trained technician during maintenance.


When the filter is clogged or dirty, an air conditioner may not function properly. So change your filter regularly as specified by the manufacturer. Some require to be changed monthly, others after three months, while some are reusable and just need to be cleaned out when they get dirty. 

Drainage problems

If the drain is not draining properly, it can cause problems for your air conditioner. Drainage problems are usually caused by clogging as a result of dust, dirt or lint. Additionally, room air conditioners get clogged if when mounted they are not leveled.

Sensor issues

The thermostat sensor controls the temperature settings in your home. For it to effectively do its job, it should be in position, when not in the correct position the air conditioner behaves irregularly. It should also be turned on and on the right setting. It should be level, clean inside, and not being affected by the sunlight.