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 quite 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 top five problems that may result in a system’s failure. Check out the list below and consider whether your home has any of these issues. If so, schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Wrong AC 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 trip the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Depleting refrigerant
Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air inside your air conditioning system. Low refrigerant may indicate a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, typically 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 encourage you to visit the U.S. EPA website.
- Outside AC 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.
- Outside air conditioner unit not functional
This typically indicates a loss of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.
- 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 the result of 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 quickly review the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!