Why does my air conditioner keep blowing fuses?
In the heat of summer, many of us rely on air conditioners to keep cool. An electrical problem with your unit is a common issue. This will leave you frustrated and sweating.
One of the most common problems with air conditioners is blowing fuses. This will result in a lack of cool air. If your air-con has a blown fuse, Air Conditioning Service Rye will get your unit back.
REASONS FOR BLOWN FUSES ARE:-
The capacitor is an important component inside your cooling system. It helps to regulate the electrical flow. A failed capacitor causes blown fuses. The capacitor is affordable and easy to replace.
When your air conditioner is under pressure, a clogged air filter can cause a blown fuse. This means the extra pressure on your system pushes the air through the dirty filter. The electrical system will then blow a fuse to protect itself.
A condenser fan works over the system’s condenser coil. The function of the condenser fan is to blow air over your system. A faulty fan will not be able to allow your system to cool effectively. Therefore, it works harder to cool and you may experience blown fuses.
A low refrigerant level could be the cause of blown air conditioner fuses. Without the proper amount of refrigerant, your system has to work harder. Also, a low refrigerant indicates that there is a leak somewhere in the unit. However, the leaking refrigerant must be repaired immediately.
Loose Electrical Connections
The connections inside your breaker box can become loose. This loose connection may be due to temperature changes. Temperature changes can make the wires expand and contract which loosens them up. These loose electrical connections cause your air conditioner to blow a fuse.
If your system is blowing fuses, contact the team at Air Conditioner Service Rye.
We provide 24/7 emergency repair service!
How to prepare for the R-22 phase-out?
WHAT IS R-22?
R-22 is a refrigerant that is used in the air conditioning system. R-22 was further limited in 2010. In 2020, R-22 will not be produced or imported. Only recycled supplies of R-22 will be available.
R-22 will no longer be manufactured and cannot be used in new systems. R-22 is being replaced by R-410A, a safer material in air conditioning equipment.
SOME FACTS ABOUT R-22:-
- You can continue with R-22 refrigerant in existing systems. But, it will be available through after-market sales only.
- The prices of R-22 refrigerant have been rising and will continue to rise.
- By the time the phase-out is complete, it will most likely be very expensive.
- The availability of R-22 will get limited in the future.
- Complete air conditioning system replacement will be the most effective solution.
WHY R-22 IS BEING BANNED?
R-22 is a type of hydrochlorofluorocarbon that gives systems the power to cool down homes. This type of refrigerant was found to be damaging the ozone layer. Now, R-22 and other HCFC’s are undergoing the phase-out process. R-22 is still harming the atmosphere.
BENEFITS OF BUYING A NEW R-22 PHASE-OUT SYSTEM:-
- Zero effect on the environment
- Unparalleled safety ratings
- Use less energy to cool homes
WHAT IF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER USES R-22?
The ban does not require your air conditioner to replace a functioning. You may need to evaluate your options.
So…..your options are:
- Replace R-22 refrigerant with the new one
- Go with the repair option
Stressing out over the R-22 phase-out?
Not to worry!!
We at Air Conditioning Service Rye, help you in preparing your home.
For more information on the types of refrigerants, contact us today!
Air Conditioner Service Rye will guide you in refrigerant changes for your cooling system.
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