Top 5 Air Conditioner Problems

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by BlueMountain

Your air conditioner is one of the most reliable sources for comfort in the summer. But what happens when it suddenly quits on you? Find out what the underlying issue is by learning about the five most common AC problems:

common air conditioning problems

Refrigerant Leaks
Your air conditioning works best when the refrigerant charge matches the manufacturer’s instructions. However, if your AC is low on refrigerant, chances are it was either undercharged during installation or it leaks. Should a leak occur, call your local HVAC technician to repair, fix, test it, and charge the system with the right amount of refrigerant.

Sensor Issues
Air conditioners feature a thermostat sensor, located behind the control panel. This measure the temperatures of the air coming into the evaporative coil, and if the sensor is knocked out of position, your AC can start acting up. If you spot a sensor problem, it will need to be readjusted carefully by a professional and held in place.

Electrical Failure
Sometimes the compressor and fan controls can wear out, especially if you’re in the habit of turning your AC on and off frequently.

Inadequate Drainage
When summer brings humid weather, check the condensate drain to ensure it’s draining properly. This especially goes for your room AC units – if they’re not mounted level, chances are you can encounter drainage problems.

Improper Maintenance
The most common issue is not cleaning your filter and air conditioning coils. Letting your filter and coils become dirty can cause your air conditioner to stop working properly and the compressor or fans to fail.

If you encounter any of these common AC problems in your home, turn to the professionals. Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is professionally trained and ready to help you fix any problem in no time. Call 877-280-5777 to learn more about how we can help.

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