Qualified technicians are constantly responding to calls that address some of the same common problems with the HVAC system in all homes. It can be helpful to understand what problems you could be facing with your unit in the months or years ahead. Anticipating these issues can help you to resolve them much faster or prevent them in the first place. After all, prevention is key to warding off long-term damage to your air conditioning unit. Here are a few of the most common problems found with central AC units and how to correct them.
Having a dirty coil on your air conditioner unit can make it run far less efficiently. The dirt and debris surrounding the coil make it nearly impossible to extract the humidity from the air inside the home or to cool down the new air. Your air conditioner may have to run much harder and cost you more on your electric bill at the end of the month. However, your home won’t feel any cooler despite the extra money you are paying.
Cleaning dirty coils should only be attempted by a trained and qualified HVAC technician. This is often taken care of during an annual maintenance inspection. While many people might believe that an annual maintenance inspection isn’t truly necessary, it can definitely prevent excess wear and tear on your unit.
Do you feel like your vents simply aren’t putting out as much air as they used to? The reduced airflow in your home might be caused by dirty and clogged air filters. Over time, your air filters collect dust, debris, and pet hair that prevent the air from flowing through their screens effectively. This is a relatively simple fix for most homeowners. All you need to do is replace your air filters every two to three months with a medium-efficiency basic pleated filter.
Your air conditioner should have enough refrigerant inside of its chambers to last your unit through its entire lifetime. However, many units develop a leak that sends this refrigerant dripping all over the other parts of your unit. You may first notice this leak when you spot frozen hoses or tubes inside your unit outside or when your inside vents stop blowing cool air. This is a serious yet common issue that requires professional attention.
You can restore the cold air to your home by having a qualified and licensed technician recharge your AC unit. They should hold an EPA card to prove that they are trained to handle these chemicals. They also will need to repair the leak to prevent it from continuously happening and damaging other parts of the unit. Out of the three common issues listed here, this is the most serious one.
Many homeowners encounter these three issues with their air conditioner over the course of its lifespan. This is why you need qualified air conditioning contractors on your side. Classic Air Conditioning makes it easy to get these common issues remedied with around-the-clock service, annual maintenance plans and more!