Common Air Conditioner Repairs You Might See This Summer

 In Air Conditioners, Home Maintenance

Homeowners know that regular maintenance and annual service is important to keep their HVAC and air conditioning units working all season. Annual maintenance can go a long way to making sure your air conditioner has a long life span and continues to provide you with the comfort you need.

Over time, factors like age and regular wear and tear can result in some pretty common problems with your system. But the good news is, they’re often an easy fix. Here are some common air conditioner repairs you might see this summer.

Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant is essential to keeping your home cool. Your air conditioner contains refrigerant and allows your system to run efficiently. Refrigerant is a cooling agent, and refrigerant comes with your unit’s installation. Improperly installed refrigerant or leaks can cause levels to fall below the required amount, but this is easily fixed by a recharge and by fixing the cause of the leak.


When your air conditioner cools the air in your home, the process produces condensation. In properly installed and maintained units, the condensation will flow away from your unit and shouldn’t result in any issues. However, clogs in drain lines or drop pans can occur when humidity outside is high. This can cause condensation backups in your air conditioner, causing high humidity levels inside and a poorly performing air conditioner. Your HVAC technician can inspect your lines and drip pans, clear clogs, and even treat your unit for algae growth to prevent future clogs.

Compressor Fan

Compressor fans and condenser coils are essential to your air conditioner’s outdoor unit. These parts release heat from the air and take it outside of your home to make the air inside your home cooler. Problems with the compressor fan can not just make your home less cool, but it could cause your air conditioner to overheat and trigger the safety controls, turning the unit off. Overheating can also damage the compressor and require replacement. To fix the problem, your technician may have to repair or replace your outdoor fan and assess whether the problem has caused any other damage.

Condenser Coils

Your air conditioner’s condenser coils are also located in the outdoor unit, and they can freeze up, causing the system to stop working properly. This can be caused by improper air flow from dirty air filters or blocked ducts, or even low refrigerant levels. These blockages can cause ice to form on the condenser. Whatever the cause, your technician will identify the problem and thaw the coils safely to make your unit run smoothly again.

At Bryan’s Fuel in Orangeville, Shelburne, Collingwood, Caledon, Owen Sound and beyond, our technicians are trained in all of these air conditioner repairs and more. Contact us today to learn more about our maintenance plans or to schedule a service.

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