While there may be endless reasons why your Savannah home’s central air conditioner may need to be repaired, there are a couple of reasons that are fairly common. Knowing what they are may help you to understand what a technician means when they outline the options for resolving the problem. Here are the top five problems that may result in a system’s failure. Please review these considerations and determine whether you need to schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Bad 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 pop the circuit breaker.
- Depleted refrigerant
Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air inside your air conditioning system. Low refrigerant could suggest a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, usually that means 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 suggest that you to visit the U.S. EPA website.
- Outside fan is not functioning
The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for moving the heat from your Savannah home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t perform correctly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. This action can lead to internal damage to the compressor.
- Outside unit not functional
This often indicates a lack of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.
- Frozen inside coil
A frozen coil typically indicates an issue with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by filthy air filters or blocked return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be the result of low refrigerant.
Best practices suggest that the most effective way for a Savannah area homeowner to prevent these common problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be detected during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can promptly review the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!