Common Problems With Your Air Conditioning System
Your Air Conditioning repair will usually fall into three broad categories – not cooling, not turning on, and limited airflow. Earl’s AC is here to inspect and determine the repairs needed to keep your system up and running efficiently.
- Refrigerant leaks. After many years, pipes corrode, which can lead to this problem. Refrigerants are toxic and need to be handled by a licensed professional.
- Clogged condensation drains.
- Dirty Filters. One of the most common issues, and also one of the easiest to fix, is clogged filters. When filled with debris, air flow is forced into smaller and smaller holes. Regularly changed filters will help the unit function properly.
- Thermostat failure. The most common issue under this category is electrical; however, thermostats can also fail because of programming issues and old age.
- Sensor problems. The air conditioning unit is full of sensors, and any one of them can lead to the dysfunction of the system.
- Frozen evaporator coils.
Not Turning On
- Electrical connection issues. It is common for wires to slowly be jarred loose by the fan or for wires to short due to contact with hot copper lines.
- Thermostat failure. The most common issue under this category is electrical, however thermostats can also fail because of programming issues and old age.
- Not receiving power. It is common for the unit to trip the breaker, so make sure to check your electrical panel before calling out a professional.
Limited Air Flow
- Duct issues. The most probable cause for limited air flow is clogged and possibly disconnected ductwork.
- Clogged filters. Another cause is when the filters are full of dust and debris. Once changed, any filter problem will be fixed.