Although there may be hundreds of factors why your Ravenna home’s central air conditioner may need to be looked at by a certified contractor, there are several reasons that are most common. Recognizing what they are may help you to understand what a technician means when they discuss 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.
- Faulty AC wiring
Incorrect, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a potential fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can short the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Leaking refrigerant
Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. Reduced levels of refrigerant usually will indicate a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, usually that means 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 suggest that you to visit the U.S. EPA website.
- Outside AC fan is not operating
The fan on your outside AC unit is responsible for conveying the heat from your Ravenna home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t perform correctly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. Worse yet, it may cause internal damage to the compressor.
- Outside air conditioner unit not functional
This typically indicates a significant reduction of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.
- The coil is frozen
A frozen coil typically indicates trouble with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by old air filters or collapsed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be the result of low refrigerant.
Experts recommend that the most convenient way for a Ravenna 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!