While there may be endless reasons why your Dallas home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are a couple of reasons that are quite common. Recognizing what they are may create some personal understanding what a technician means when they discuss the options for fixing the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may cause your air conditioning system to break down. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Wrong AC wiring
Improper, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is risky and a potential fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can trip the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Leaking refrigerant
Refrigerant (more commonly referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. Low refrigerant usually will suggest a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, typically that suggests there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be found and repaired. To learn 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 conveying the heat from your Dallas home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t operate properly, 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 loss of power, contactor problems or even a bad thermostat.
- The coil is frozen
A frozen coil typically indicates an issue 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 most convenient way for a Dallas area homeowner to prevent these expected problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be uncovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can efficiently diagnose the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!