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4 Common Air Conditioning Issues and Their Possible Causes

As a homeowner, you may encounter air conditioning issues throughout its years of operation. Without the proper maintenance service, some of these problems may be something you see more than once. Read on for more information regarding your cooling system and the possible causes of such issues.

Common Residential Air Conditioning Issues and Their Possible Causes

Problems with the Exterior Fan

The exterior fan plays a major role in your cooling system. Without an exterior fan, the heat within your home cannot be transferred outside. If it is malfunctioning, it will be difficult for correct heat transfer to occur which could cause your air system to enter safety mode or the compressor could overheat. Internal damage to the compressor may be another issue you have to deal with.

Frozen Coils

Frozen coils are among common air conditioning issues.

Frozen coils are among common air conditioning issues. This becomes an issue when the unit has not been properly maintained. Maintenance of an air conditioning system not only includes professional care, but self-maintenance as well as self-care. Frozen coils are the result of unclean, clogged air filters. Another cause of frozen coils include obstructed air ducts.

Non-Functional Exterior Unit

Equipment breaks down, needs repairs or simply stops working for a number of reasons. Some air conditioners stop functioning sometimes because they are just old, need to be updated or need to be replaced. If this is the case, the cause is likely an outside unit that is no longer functional due to its age and could be experiencing insufficient power. On the other hand, it could be just an error with the thermostat.

Insufficient Refrigerant

The refrigerant or Freon is an essential element for your cooling system since it is responsible for cooling the air as it blows out of the unit. When there is insufficient refrigerant in your cooling system, this could mean you have a leak or a more serious issue like a malfunctioning refrigerant system. In most instances, the issue is a leak that can be found and repaired. Still, it’s best not to wait to have refrigerant issues with your air system repaired because you could further damage your system.

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