If you have evaporative air conditioning for your home, you will already know that it’s an extremely natural way to improve your indoor comfort levels. However, like any AC system and evaporative air con unit does need some attention from time to time to ensure that it’s working efficiently. We recommend an evaporative air conditioning service prior to each cooling season for the best performance. In this article, we will look at four common signs that you may have a problem with your evaporative air con system.
1.The System Will Not Start
In the vast majority of cases, the evaporative air conditioner will not start because a fuse has blown. Sometimes this can also trip the breaker, and this will have to be reset before you can get the AC system up and running again. A blown fuse can be caused by an underlying issue such as a wiring fault, and this should be investigated before the fuse is replaced and power is restored. This type of work is best left to a trained HVAC specialist, so contact Air Spares if your AC system is not starting.
An evaporative air conditioner uses moistened pads and evaporation to cool and dehumidify the air in your home. If you can smell a strange musty odour in your home, the source may be the air conditioning system itself. If water has stagnated, it can cause mildew and/or mould growth, and those mould spores could be circulating throughout your home. This will trigger allergic reactions in some people, and it will exacerbate any pre-existing respiratory illnesses. For these reasons, it’s a great idea to contact Air Spares, and we will be happy to identify the source of the problem and fix it quickly to restore your indoor comfort levels.
If you cannot seem to get adequate airflow into your home, there may be a blockage somewhere in your exhaust ducts. Certain evaporative cooling units don’t have an exhaust, but there should be an appropriate opening for each cooling unit in your home. An adequate level of airflow is vital if you want to deliver the treated air throughout your home. If you’re experiencing airflow issues contact Air Spares and we will be happy to investigate and fix the problem for you.
If you notice water dripping from your cooling unit, this is a sure sign that you need an urgent repair. The water leak could be occurring for a number of different reasons, but water damage is extremely expensive to repair, and the problem should be corrected as quickly as possible. The most common cause is incorrect storage of the cooling unit during the colder winter months. Before you store an evaporative cooling unit it must be drained, the tank should be emptied, and the pad should be removed and dried.
If you’re looking for an evaporative air conditioning service in Perth, contact Air Spares for expert help and advice today.