If you are having problems with your air conditioner, chances are you experiencing one of the following. While we don’t recommend that you work on your own furnace or air conditioner, this list may help you understand what a technician is looking for and why they are making certain recommendations. In our experience the more educated a client is, the more comfortable they feel with their Heating and Air Conditioning Unit
Common Air Conditioning Problems
- Low Refrigerant
Low refrigerant in the air conditioning unit is the same concept as low coolant in your radiator. If your system needs to be recharged with refrigerant there is a chance that there is a leak somewhere in the system. An inspection of your system by our technicians can easily indicate why the recharge is necessary and a tune-up can also be performed at the same time. We recommend this be done on an annual basis to avoid costly repairs as well as hazardous situations. Low refrigerant can also cause a frozen coil.
- Frozen coil
Typically a frozen coil is the result of inadequate airflow ether from clogged filters or air ductwork. A video inspection of air ducting can be done by our technicians live and onsite with you where they can show you exactly what is going on in your system!
- Bad wiring
Bad wiring can be the result of many situations most commonly age, exposure, and improper installation by uncertified and or unlicensed technicians. Bad wiring deprives the unit of the power it needs and can also trip the circuit breaker and be a potential fire hazard if not taken care of. Our team of technicians at Service Champions check the wiring upon their annual inspections as part of the Diamond Club Membership.
- Outside fan is not working
The purpose of the outside fan is to extract the heat from your home to the outside air. If the fan outside is not working it can be susceptible to overheating and even permanent damage to the compressor. If the outside fan is not working we recommend calling out a technician immediately as to avoid more costly, long term damage.
Most all Air Conditioning issues can be prevented with annual maintenance that manufacturers recommend, but let’s be honest, so few of us do. If you would like to schedule a tune-up for your system you can click HERE or for a free diagnosis on your current system you can Click HERE