Air Conditioner Repair – How To Fix A Sunk AC Pad

Air conditioner heat exchanger pumps and compressors may sink over time which puts a stress on the coolant lines. While most of us would simply call in for air conditioner service, here are some tips on DIY air conditioner repair.

As said earlier, concrete pads under the AC tend to settle down with time. As long as they don’t interfere with the coolant lines and lets the AC stay dry, it’s OK. However, if you notice that the concrete pad has sunk and is pulling the coolant lines tight, and water accumulates around the unit, you need to get it repaired as soon as possible.

Lift the pad at one end with a board and put some sand underneath it. Do the same to the other end to make the pad level. It is important that you lift the pad slowly and carefully because there are high tendencies for it to crack or break. The good thing about it is that you need not remove or unhook the AC for this process. However, if you happen to break the pad, have an air conditioner service technician repair it for you.

Replacing old AC pad:

If you are considering a replacement for your old AC pad, it is best to go for a plastic one. They are easily available in stores and also online. You can do the replacement yourself, or can call in an AC repair technician to do it for you.

While hiring an AC repair technician, it is important that you choose a service that has enough experience in handling this type of job. Although, replacing an AC pad is not a big job, if done unprofessionally, it can cause a great deal trouble in the future.