AC Not Working? Here are some Common AC Problems in Haltom City

January 30, 2015

Although there are potentially hundreds of reasons why your Haltom City home’s central air conditioner may need to be repaired, there are a couple of reasons that are most common. Recognizing what they are may create some personal understanding what a technician is referring to when they address the choices for correcting the problem. Here are the 5 most common problems that may cause your air conditioning system to break down. Check out the list below and consider whether your home has any of these issues. If so, schedule an HVAC inspection.

  1. Wrong wiring

    Bad, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a potential fire hazard. Bad wiring can prevent the system from getting power or can short the circuit breaker.

  2. Depleted refrigerant

    Refrigerant (more commonly referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air in your air conditioning system. Reduced levels of refrigerant usually will suggest a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, usually that suggests there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be detected and repaired. To read about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we highly recommend you to visit the U.S. EPA website.

  3. Outside fan is not turning

    The fan on your outside AC unit is responsible for transferring the heat from your Haltom City home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t operate properly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. This action can lead to internal damage to the compressor.

  4. Outside unit not functional

    This typically indicates a lack of power, contactor problems or even a broken thermostat.

  5. Frozen inside coil

    A frozen coil mainly indicates trouble with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by filthy air filters or collapsed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be caused by low refrigerant.

Best practices suggest that the most convenient way for a Haltom City area homeowner to prevent these simple problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be found during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can promptly review the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!