While there are countless factors contributing to a problem with your air conditioner, there are some reasons that tend to arise more often than others. Homeowners who recognize these common issues might have the ability to detect minor issues before they become major ones and more accurately explain the problem to their technician. If you are a homeowner in the NJ area, take a look at the following list of the most common problems that cause air conditioning systems to malfunction.
Dysfunctional Outside Fan
Your air conditioning’s outside fan is responsible for carrying heat from your home into the outside air. When the fan outside does not work as it should, the necessary method of heat relocation won’t be able to occur, which can cause the air conditioning compressor to become overheated and block the safety overload. Even worse, a broken fan can result in interior harm to your unit’s compressor.
Defective Electrical Writing
Uncertified air conditioning wiring is unsafe and may be a potential fire hazard. Faulty wiring can also disable your system from accessing the power needed to function and can hinder the circuit breaker.
Refrigerant, also referred to as Freon, is the chemical in charge of cooling the air within your air conditioning unit. When you have reduced levels of refrigerant, you may have a leak or there could be an issue with the refrigerant system. However, the most common cause of low levels of refrigerant your air conditioning system is a leak, so adding more refrigerant won’t help the problem.
Defective Outside Unit
A problem with your outside unit typically means there is a shortage of necessary power, damaged thermostat, or that there were issues with the installation, which have started to damage the functionality of the unit as a whole.
Frozen coils generally mean there is a problem with the airflow in your unit. This may be the result of dirty air filters, low levels of refrigerant, or clogged replacement air ductwork.
Uneven cooling within a home usually indicates the system needs to be adjusted or that the airflow is clogged. Leaking ducts are another issue known to result in irregular cooling, diminished pressure, and inconsistent airflow.