Common Air Conditioner Problems

Are you worried that your air conditioner isn’t working properly? Keep an eye out on your unit for any of these common air conditioner problems.

Lack of Maintenance

If you don’t do the required maintenance on your air conditioner regularly, then your air conditioner can start to lose some of its efficiency. Not cleaning air conditioner filters and coils can lead them to become dirty and can even lead to the compressor or fans completely shutting down.

Inadequate Drainage

Some air conditioners, like window units, have condensation drains on the outside of your home. On especially humid days, this can become clogged and will prevent your air conditioner from draining properly.

Problems with the Sensors

If your air conditioner runs on a thermostat, the thermostat will have a sensor located behind the control panel. Your air conditioner uses this sensor to measure the temperature of the room, allowing it to run properly at the temperature you choose. Sometimes the sensor can be knocked out of position, making your air conditioner run constantly. Make sure your air conditioner’s sensor is near the evaporative coil.

Leaks

Your air conditioner uses refrigerant to cool the air inside your home. If your air conditioner doesn’t have enough refrigerant to cool the air properly, it’s likely that it’s leaking. You should call a trained technician if you suspect your air conditioner is leaking, because filling it up without having the leak fixed will not fix the problem.

Electrical Failure

Air conditioners depend on electricity to run, and each separate working part of your air conditioner can be affected by electrical failures. Electrical controls can wear out over time, and corrosion can even occur in parts of your system. This is another fix that requires a professional.

Clogged Air Filters

If your furnace filter is clogged, it can cause the unit to shut down due to the high pressure build up caused by forcing the air through the clogged filter. This can also cause The A/C coil to freeze as decreased air flow means that the coil cannot get rid of the coldness fast enough.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, call Bryan’s Fuel in Orangeville for 24/7 emergency service.

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