While there may be endless reasons why your the Wasatch Front region home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are several reasons that are quite common. Identifying them may help you to understand what a technician is saying when they outline the choices for resolving the problem. Here are the 5 most common problems that may cause your AC unit to fail. Please review these considerations and determine whether you need to schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Bad AC wiring
Incorrect, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is dangerous and a possible fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can pop the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Low on refrigerant
Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air in 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, 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 suggest that you to visit the U.S. EPA website.
- Outside AC fan is not functioning
The outside fan is responsible for moving the heat from your the Wasatch Front region home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t perform correctly, proper heat transfer does not occur 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 often indicates a loss of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.
- Frozen inside coil
A frozen coil typically indicates an issue with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by dirty air filters or collapsed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be caused by low refrigerant.
Experts recommend that the most convenient way for a the Wasatch Front region area homeowner to prevent these expected problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be detected during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can quickly diagnose the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!