Portable Air Conditioners. They are known to be the most noisiest type of air conditioners. They consists of a single unit that contains both the heat rejecting and the cooling components, and pushes out the heat through a hose attached to the air conditioner. This type of air conditioner can be moved about with the help of its attached wheels, and is one of the most economical options available.
Recent advancements in the field have reduced the noise levels to a great extent in these portable air conditioners. Given the recent explosive growth in the market of these portable air conditioners, it seems necessary for us to know how to troubleshoot these air conditioners for the most common faults that occur in them. Following are a list of most common faults that occur in a portable air conditioner.
1) Not Cold Enough – Does your air conditioning unit not blow cold air anymore? There might be 2 reasons for this. Your fan inside the air conditioner might be old and not working properly. This effectively stops the functioning of your air conditioner since there is no mechanism to push the chilled cool air out into the room. Check if your fan can be replaced at a lesser cost, and see if your air conditioner goes back to normal operation with that. If it does not, then you probably might need to repair.
2) Not Strong Enough – Once again, the fan inside your air conditioner might be the culprit here. A slow, dying fan will not be able to produce a strong enough flow. Check if your fan can be replaced at a lesser cost, and see if your air conditioner goes back to normal operation with that. If it does not, then you probably might need repair and servicing.
3) Moisture – Your air conditioner comes with a built in dehumidifier. This is because dry hot air is more bearable than humid hot air, which is which air conditioners are designed to dehumidify the air too. Presence of moisture is a sure sign that your unit needs repair.
4) Not Uniform – This is because the air conditioner unit is unable to evenly distribute the cold air. If your air conditioner is cooling a part of your house more than the other parts, then it is probable an issue with the duct system of your house. Check the duct lining, clear all the dust and debris out of it and check if the issue is cleared. If this does not solve the issue, then your unit probably needs repair.