5 most common Air Conditioner problems you should know about


Tips 2021-03-16

Come summer, and whether you are in an office or home does not matter. The soaring temperatures make air conditioners a must-have.

Air conditioners are chosen depending on several factors, like room size, tonnage, ones that go with the window, and ones that are mounted on the wall.

Another feature to consider in an air conditioner is whether it's ductless or not.


Filters are one of the most important components of your air conditioner. Filters keep your air clean. They prevent bacteria, virus, fungi and even dust from entering air circulation.

The Vitamin C filter in the TCL AC units acts as an additional protection to make the air incredibly pure. This ensures that your skin is getting the moisturising effect.

The TCL iECO model has silver ion filter and they ensure your room is free of any harmful bacteria and germs.

Unfortunately, filters get dirty if not cleaned or serviced regularly. Dirty filters cause poor cold airflow in your air conditioner. That cold air trapped inside the air conditioner, will causing ice to form on the coils. When that happens, the air conditioner will not work.

2. Leaking Refrigerant

A refrigerant’s job in an air conditioner is to remove heat and humidity in the air within the room that the air conditioner is cooling. If there are leaks in the refrigerant, you might find that the room is cool, yet very humid and uncomfortable.

There could be a single source of leak or multiple too. Its best to get a qualified service professional to check the leaks and even replace a faulty refrigerant, if need be.

TCL has more than 450 service centres in India. TCL service men are trained professionally. Our call centres are also open 6 days a week, Mon- Sat, 10am-7pm, for you to register any complaint or feedback.

3.Malfunctioning Evaporator and Condenser Coils

Evaporator coils absorb heat from the air. When these coils get cold, ice builds up on the outside. With an evaporator surrounded by ice, the air conditioner will either throw warm hair or no air at all.

Condenser coils get rid of the heat removed from air by expelling it outside the building. When condensers get dirty or covered in grime, the heat gets trapped inside. This means that your air conditioner will have to work hard to keep the room cool. But no matter how hard it works, heat is not getting expelled outside due to a dirty coil. This cycle therefore keeps adding more pressure on your conditioner. It may even break down completely.

Regular servicing and maintenance of your air conditioner will help avoid issues arising from malfunctioning evaporator or condenser coils.

4.Damaged Drain

You may have sometimes noticed that the wall or ceiling around your air conditioner is wet. This could be because of a damaged drain.

This happens if the drain pipes not getting placed as per the required slop then the water gets blocked and comes back to the system. While installation this is also very important to place drain pipe in proper slop.

5.Faulty Fans

There are two fans inside the air conditioner, one blows indoor air over the air conditioner's evaporator coil. This is to keep the air cool. Another fan blows air over the air conditioner’s condenser to remove the absorbed heat outside the building. Both the fans have different functions and hence both need to work. Even if one of the fan malfunctions, there will be airflow issues. Ignoring the problem for long could mean that the air conditioner itself stops working.

Most problems can be readily fixed by just maintaining and servicing your air conditioner regularly. It is therefore very important to have good after sales service from the manufacturer.

At TCL, happy customers mean everything to us. TCL offers a host of services to ensure easy maintenance for your air conditioner. From hassle free installation to easy complaint registration and tracking. Our Nationwide network of service engineers are ready with quick and long lasting solutions for any of your air conditioner concerns.

For details, visit our website or call on 1800-102-0622.




Tips 2021-03-16