Condenser Issues in Ducted Evaporative Air Conditioning

Choosing evaporative air conditioning is an excellent way to cool your home. However, like all complex equipment air conditioning systems, it can experience a variety of issues over the lifespan of the equipment. Regular servicing is a great way to catch any minor issues before they develop into bigger and more expensive to repair problems. One of the key areas to keep an eye on is the condenser. Let’s take a closer look at how this key part works and some of the issues that can occur.

The Condenser in Action:

When your system is working hard, one of the main components affected is the condenser. This is the part of your air conditioning system that actually releases the heat that has gathered in your home. It is made up of heat coils, fins and a fan unit that are reliant on each other. If any of these parts is broken or damaged the entire system will be affected. This could manifest in a variety of different ways that are easy to recognise if you know what you are looking for.

Common Condenser Warning Signs:

The first thing you may notice is that the condenser fan will not start or that it is running slowly. The fan may also be making some strange clicking or ticking noises. If you observe the fan, it may be obvious that there is a wobble, this means that the fan blades are loose or have bent. In extreme cases, the fan blades may become fully separated from the motor and not move at all. If your coils have ice on them or are very dirty, you may have a problem, and low levels of refrigerant will cause the system to operate at a less than optimal level. Other indicators that there is a condenser problem are no air flow, only a flow of warm air and an overall decreased level of air flow.

Fixing a Condenser:

This kind of work should only be carried out by a trained professional with experience. The air conditioner is a complex piece of equipment that runs on electricity making it a dangerous proposition for the layman. Another consideration is that it is very possible to cause more damage and increase a subsequent repair bill if you don’t know what you’re doing. An AC specialist will be able to diagnose the problem quickly and recommend a course of action to correct the problem.

If you need evaporative air conditioning, you should contact the local heating and cooling specialists at Gas & Air. They have extensive experience in dealing with all kinds of commercial and residential air conditioning systems. They take great pride in providing a high quality of work at an affordable price. Get in touch with them for more information, and they will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.


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