Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

The average Trinity area homeowner can expect their air conditioning system to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years with the right amount of care and maintenance. While a lucky few may go that entire time without encountering any problems
with their A/C system, chances are you might run into an unexpected problem or two. Here are four common A/C problems that you’re likely to experience throughout the course of A/C system ownership and the solutions that could help solve them:

  • The unit runs, but it doesn’t cool – Make sure the condenser, located in the outdoor A/C cabinet, isn’t being blocked by tall weeds, debris or other obstructions. Blockages are just one of the many common A/C problems that could prevent adequate cooling.
  • Poor cooling performance – First, try lowering the thermostat by five degrees. If the problem persists, inspect and clean the evaporator coil located within the inside cabinet of your A/C system. If the system still does not cool after a few hours, you may have an air conditioner that’s too small to handle your home’s cooling needs. In this case, you might need to replace your existing A/C with a brand-new, more energy-efficient model.
  • The unit constantly cycles on and off – Check the condenser and make sure there are no blockages or obstructions. If the unit still functions in this manner, then it’s time to get in touch with your HVAC contractor.
  • The condenser does not run – Make sure the power to the condenser hasn’t been shut off due to a blown fuse or a tripped circuit. If the condenser fails to start after power is restored, try triggering its operation by lowering the thermostat five degrees. If there’s still no response, you may need to call your contractor for help.

When it comes to solving common A/C problems in your Trinity, Huntsville or Groveton home, contact the seasoned experts at W A Air Conditioning.

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June 19, 2014 4:41 pm