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On Saturday afternoon, we reached our house after traveling from Panglao and Tagbilaran only to find out that our room’s air conditioner is not cooling.

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Before driving home, we stopped by Tagbilaran City to buy some important stuff. So instead of arriving home at around two or three in the afternoon, we reached only at around quarter to five, it was a chill afternoon but humid inside our room so it was disappointing that the air-conditioning was not cooling the area. I was asking my mother what transpired, or if anyone had used it and they alleged tried turning it on a few times but just turned it off because it was not cooling too.

We let it be like that for the entire night, it was like having an air conditioner but only used for its fan. I was worried too that it might be broken or what.

Before leaving Bohol, on the first week of November, we had hired someone to clean it. It was doing well in fact, then came November 6 when we had to travel to Cebu City. We had turned off everything in our room including the ac as no one was staying there but later on, my parents opened our room as my niece loves to have her afternoon classes in my table station.

Now came Sunday and it was still not cooling. I tried searching on the internet for some immediate remedy, it mentions that if the AC is not cooling, it might be that the filter is dirty, or the coil was blocked. I don’t know how to check these things so, after church, we asked around if there’s anyone else who can check the electronic.

Gladly, the person who installed it was available. Erwin as how we usually call him brought with him another technician and they quickly checked the outside unit as this is a split type of air-conditioner.

Immediately, they found out that there’s leaking and the coil is frozen! I could see that the coil indeed is covered with those white frozen thingy, it is similar to a popsicle covered in white when it just came from the freezer. So I believed him when he said the Freons might also be less or worse running out.

They checked it using some of their gauge material, I wanted to ask about what those things were but I just let them do their job instead while I wait for it to be fixed. They told me this will cost us Php 1500 which includes the labor. Their fix is to check the leak, seal it, and load up some freons.

Upon checking, they mentioned that the freons were already at 70 levels while it requires 150. Okay, I don't have any background in things like this so I just have to trust them as they are more experienced and for sure they had worked on so many things similar to this.

Perhaps the leaking had caused this so they loaded it and after a while, when they turned on the ac, it was already showing signs of cooling. I am relieved! At last! But my husband who came from his office told me that it was just the same so I was in doubt again. I just assured him that the technicians can go back if we will contact them. For now, it is better to just observe it and let the freons or whatever it is do its work, it was just on for a few minutes, perhaps it needs some warm-up! He agreed.

Our unit in Cebu City also has an air conditioner and it was left in there for more than a year without being used, in fact, when my sister-in-law came to get some stuff from our unit, she told us that some insects were comfortably living inside the AC! But when we visited it last week, it was working well, we had it cleaned on the first week of November, there was no such thing as freons being low or whatever but this one on the other hand had given us a headache.

But then, all is well now. I am writing this at four in the morning and the temperature had already lowered. When I went to bed, I set the temperature to 20 and now, the room temperature had reached 23, yesterday, it was always at 29. 

I do wish that it won’t occur again. The technicians told me it is even better to keep the air conditioner on rather than leave it off for weeks. I was amazed at what he said.

Have you had this experience with your air conditioner?


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Oa experience naman ng aircon madams 🤧. Wala kami nyan ehe.

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1 month ago

hhahahhaha mas okay ata walang ac madam..wlang problema..hehe

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1 month ago

Hoping it works well from today sis. We don't need AC here in the mountains, we use heaters hehe.

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1 month ago

hopefully it won't happen again sis... yes heaters! i love taking warm showers nung nagvisit kami jan sa baguio and sagada..hheee except that as batad..walang heater so tiis ganda

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1 month ago

Hoping it won't hehe. Yes, the water is so cold especially mornings and evenings so need talaga ng water heater.

Pag malamig, need to plug yung electric heater para uminit yung kwarto :)

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1 month ago

It happened to our refrigerator..we went home to the province , hence we have turned off the rrfrigerator for 1 week...when we came back and turned it on, it never cool anymore, and the culprit? The freon...we laid 2,000 php for it...

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1 month ago

to our refrigerator..we went home to the province , hence we have turned off the rrfrigerator for 1 week...when we came back and turned it on, it never cool anymore, and the culprit? The freon...we laid 2,000 php f

oh oh... i feel better knowing that I am not alone... too bad it cost more...

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1 month ago

yeah, expensive somehow

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1 month ago

We don't have one kya wla experience sa mga ganyan😁... Hopefully, steady na xang gumagana and check2 n lng minsan kung my bara

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1 month ago

uu sis..steady na sya ngayun..hopefully no issues na

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1 month ago

Wala man sad ko kasuway mamsh kay diri kung mag hinay amo AC palimpyuhan ra,pero wa man estorya about freon..

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1 month ago

mao bah..maau nuon kay limpyo limpyo lang ang solution diha sa inyu office

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1 month ago

The freon level should be checked especially for old AC units. I think that was a fair fee considering they recharged the freon. At least you are now comfortable again

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1 month ago

this unit is just a year old pa naman..hehe pero yes willing naman magbayad pero ganun nga napagastos pa dahil dito..hehee pero okay lang comfortable na nga ngayun

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1 month ago

I have not had this experience. Last year they came and filled it with freon and that’s it. It works, it cools, I have no problem

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1 month ago

good for you dear...i guess we have to fill it up with freon every now and then.. or have the levels checked

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1 month ago

We have no aircons at home , sa office lang. Ganyan din problem minsan, di malamig, parang electric fan lang. Usually dahil may bumabara.

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1 month ago

yun nga sis.. un ata ang first na tinitingnan.. leaking daw ung samin kasi...baka may natamaan ung nag linis...

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1 month ago