Common A/C Issues To Check For

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Although there are a wide variety of factors that can cause your Central Texas home’s central air conditioner to malfunction, some reasons are more common than others. Taking care of these problems promptly can help to keep your HVAC running better and help to extend its overall lifespan. Recognizing what these reasons are can also clarify what a technician is referring to when they discuss the routes for resolving the problem. Here is a list of four of the top problems that may cause your air conditioning system to malfunction.

Faulty Wiring

Shotty, haphazard, or uncertified A/C wiring is risky and can quickly become a possible fire hazard. Bad wiring can prevent the system from getting power or can trip the circuit breaker, among a host of other potential problems.

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. Reduced levels of refrigerant could imply a leak or a problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant too often, the majority of the time that suggests there is a refrigerant leak. All refrigerant leaks should be located and repaired as soon as possible. To read about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we highly recommend you to visit the U.S. EPA website.

Outside Fan Is Not Working

The outside fan is responsible for conveying the heat from your Central Texas home to the air outside the home. If the fan on the outside unit does not perform correctly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. Worse yet, it may cause internal damage to the compressor.

Outside Unit Is Not Functional

This issue usually indicates a lack of power, a sign of contactor problems, or sometimes even a faulty thermostat. A professional HVAC repair technician can diagnose the exact issue is a short amount of time.

Dirty Filter

Another occasional issue that can cause your HVAC to perform poorly is not having a regularly cleaned filter. Most professional technicians will take check your filter during maintenance, but it’s not a bad idea to check it yourself every now and then, especially if your HVAC is not cooling appropriately. The majority of filters are easily accessible from the front of your unit.

Experts recommend that the most effective way for a Central Texas area homeowner to prevent these unwelcome but expected problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant, and airflow problems can be discovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all of these common issues, a professionally qualified technician can promptly analyze the problem area and implement the necessary repairs.

If you would like to make an appointment with a professional technician to examine, diagnose, or repair your HVAC system, contact AirOne Heating and Air Conditioning in San Marcos, TX.