Air conditioning problems are not polite things. They don’t just show up and hang around until you take the time to get them fixed. The longer you allow an issue with your system to go unaddressed, the worse it’s going to get.
Eventually, a problem that may have started as a mild annoyance might grow large enough to cause the entire air conditioner to break down. If you want to keep your system in good condition, you’re going to have to react to problems as fast as possible.
With that in mind, take a look at these 3 common air conditioning problems and how to recognize them.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is what is responsible for absorbing thermal energy to cool the air in your home. In order to do its job effectively, the coil has to have clear access to the air being circulated through the system. Even an over-abundance of dust can lead the evaporator coil to malfunction. Often, this manifests by the coil freezing the condensation that collects on it, forming ice. If you notice ice forming on your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to call a professional.
The compressor is the parts that is responsible for regulating the flow of refrigerant through the system. Without the compressor to circulate it, the refrigerant would just sit in the line and the air conditioner wouldn’t work. If the compressor is faulty, or becomes damaged, it can start throwing off the rhythm of the system. This leads to a behavior called “short-cycling,” in which the air conditioner will keep rapidly turning itself on and off. This can lead to a breakdown of the entire system, so if you notice your air conditioner short-cycling you should turn it off and give us a call.
Your air conditioning system makes use of the same refrigerant throughout its life, recycling it every time it is in use. A leak in the refrigerant line, however, can drain this refrigerant from the system. Eventually, your air conditioner can lose the ability to function. If you notice fluid pooling or dripping around your system, contact us immediately. The leak will need to be found and sealed to preserve the system.