By Maddox

 

Unfortunately, even the most durable HVAC equipment may fail at any time due to several factors. And if your air conditioning system goes out on a sizzling summer day, your home can be pretty unbearable. Let’s take a look at some of the common A/C problems that you can avoid with routine maintenance. 

1. A/C Won’t Turn On

When you found out that your air conditioner isn’t turning on, don’t fret just yet! It’s entirely a common issue with air conditioning systems, and the reason could be any of the following: 

  • Tripped circuit breaker

  • Blown fuse

  • Clogged air filter

  • Dirty evaporator coils

  • Loose wiring

  • Thermostat problems 

Regardless of the reason, it’s best to consult the pros for appropriate action. For every air conditioning problem, there is a simple, safe, and efficient solution that your local HVAC contractor can provide. 

2. Compressor Not Working

If the problem is in the compressor, then you’re likely to face a big expense for A/C repair. When it fails, it’s often caused by an underlying issue, such as dirty coils, electrical failure, or too much stress on your system. Fortunately, about 80% of compressor malfunctions are preventable if they’re corrected in a timely and professional manner. 

3. A/C Not Cooling

At some point, you might find yourself feeling toasty even when your A/C is on. Why is that? Several factors can cause your system to stop cooling your residential or commercial space, but the most common reason is improper installation. Contact your trusted HVAC company to inspect your system and have it fixed immediately. They’ll also check for other possible issues, like insufficient airflow, low refrigerant, and a broken thermostat. 

4. Thermostat Glitches

An incorrectly calibrated or broken thermostat may tell your air conditioning system not to run. If you’ve set the thermostat right but the A/C still didn’t start, then it’s time to call for an expert to calibrate or replace the thermostat if necessary. 

5. Dirty and Clogged Condenser Coils

When you’re experiencing trouble with your A/C, don’t forget to check the condenser coils. If they are clogged with dirt and debris, they won’t properly discharge the heat outside the building. As a result, your air conditioning system will work harder trying to meet your cooling demands. 

6. Faulty Capacitors

Without the capacitor, both the compressor and the fan won’t work. If a bad capacitor (start or run capacitor) is ignored, you may end up with an inefficient cooling system during the summer months. But if you act on the problem in time, your A/C repair technicians can easily fix it or replace it with a new one to prevent serious effects on your system. You’ll know if the problem is on the capacitor when your air conditioner is blowing warm air or short cycling. 

7. Worn-Out Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coil absorbs heat in the air then passes it through the ducts and sends it to your home as cool air. Over time, the coils can become corroded and may require routine maintenance to keep working at its best. Being proactive with system maintenance ensures that all parts of your air conditioner including the evaporator coils are capable of doing their job. 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maddox Residential and Commercial Services is a locally-operated and family-owned company serving East Texas for over 80 years. They provide a wide array of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and automation services for homes and businesses in Tyler, TX and the nearby communities. For your comfort needs, you may call them at 903-350-1203

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