Have you ever had to stay in a hot house through the night because your HVAC system suddenly started malfunctioning?
Surely it’s not an experience you’d like to repeat itself. In this article, we’ll address some of the most common causes of air conditioner problems. As a result, you’ll know immediately you suspect that your cooling system is malfunctioning and tackle the problem before any serious damage is done.
A refrigerant is something in your air conditioner used to remove the heat and reduce humidity in a room. Whenever an air conditioning system develops fault along the refrigerant lines, it cannot cool the air any longer. Luckily, you can fix this problem without necessarily having to replace the whole refrigerant. An HVAC technician needs to find the leaks in the system and repair the holes. Though it is cheaper, it can prove to be a time-consuming process, especially when multiple leaks are affecting under floor ventilation.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
A coil of refrigerant in your air conditioner soaks up heat like a sponge when it is in use. Although it seems contradictory to their intended purpose, warm air must circulate around those coils in order for them to work properly. If an airflow issue occurs and your evaporator coil becomes too cold, a layer of ice may form on the outside. When this occurs, your air conditioning system starts to emit warm air or no air.
Dirty Condenser Coils
Your air-conditioning system’s condenser coil gets rid of the heat removed from the air by emitting it outside the building. The condenser coil won’t work effectively if it is covered with dirt and grime. With the increased levels of soot and pollution in the air, the condenser coil may fail to work well if it becomes covered in dirt and grime. Your cooling system has to work harder to perform its tasks when this happens, which can lead to serious wear on the parts and even system failure.
This is another one of the most common causes of HVAC airflow problems that can arise at any time. An indoor fan blows air over the unit’s evaporator coil in an HVAC system, and an outdoor fan blows air through the outdoor condenser to expel the absorbed heat outside your building. When either of these fans fails due to a faulty motor, lack of lubrication, worn belts, or too much dirt and debris– poor airflow and air conditioning problems occur. If you neglect the problem, it can lead to compressor failure, leading to total damage to your air conditioning unit.
The above explained are common problems that you ought to take note of regularly to prevent colossal damage. It is better that you detect and evaluate these problems at an early stage; otherwise, your air conditioning unit may develop a fault that can render it useless.