Although there may be hundreds of factors why your Belleville home’s central air conditioner may need to be looked at by a certified contractor, there are several reasons that are fairly common. Knowing what they are may create some personal understanding what a technician means when they address the routes for resolving the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may result in a system’s failure. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Faulty AC wiring
Shotty, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a possible fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can short the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Depleting refrigerant
Refrigerant (typically referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. depleting levels of refrigerant could imply a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, 90% of the time that insinuates there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be found and repaired. 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 AC fan is not functioning
The outside fan is responsible for moving the heat from your Belleville home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t run, proper heat transfer does not occur and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. This action can lead to internal damage to the compressor.
- Outside air conditioner unit not functional
This typically indicates a significant reduction of power, contactor problems or even a broken thermostat.
- Frozen inside coil
A frozen coil often indicates trouble with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by filthy air filters or collapsed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be derived from low refrigerant.
Experts recommend that the number one way for a Belleville area homeowner to prevent these common problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be found during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can promptly analyze the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!