5 Common Reasons Air Conditioning Systems Fail

A comfortable work environment is essential for creating a happy and productive workforce. If your air conditioning system fails, you’ll want to get to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible.

There’s nothing more distracting and unmotivating than feeling hot and stifled whilst at work. If your air conditioning unit has stopped operating efficiently, or is failing to turn on all together, it could be down to one of the five common problems listed below.

Blocked filter

If your air conditioning system is running but not cooling the air effectively then the first thing you should check is whether the inlet filter has become blocked.  Dust and debris can become stuck in the filter, causing a blockage over time.  Simply cleaning the filter could get things up and running again.

Frozen coils

If there is water dripping from your air conditioning system, this could indicate that the coil has frozen over.  If you can see ice formation on the coils you should switch the system off and let the ice defrost.  Ice sometimes forms when the filter is blocked and is causing airflow problems.

Refrigerant leak

If your system is leaking refrigerant, you should contact an air conditioning engineer and request a service.  Refrigerant leaks are bad for the environment and can cause your system to stop cooling the air efficiently.

Faulty thermostat

A faulty thermostat can cause your air conditioning system to become inefficient, temperamental, or stop working altogether. If adjusting the thermostat does not solve the problem, you’ll need to speak to an air conditioning engineer to find out if the thermostat is broken.

Faulty electrics

If your air conditioning unit is failing to switch on, then it could be a faulty circuit breaker or fuse that’s to blame rather than a problem with the system. Check whether the breaker needs resetting and try replacing the fuse, if neither of these fixes the problem then you may need to call in an expert.

Regular maintenance and cleaning can help to avoid many of these common air conditioning problems and prevent inconvenient downtime.

For help with a faulty air conditioning system, or to discuss maintenance or servicing for your system, get in touch with one of our experts here at Sovereign by calling us on 0800 243 638.

Author: Gareth Whalley
Sharing my vast knowledge in the Air Conditioning and Mechanical services field especially in HVAC installation, service and maintenance across a broad range of sectors, including Healthcare, Education, Transport, Banking, Retail and Commercial developments.