Although there may be hundreds of factors why your Edmonton home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are a couple of reasons that are quite common. Identifying them may clarify what a technician is saying when they discuss the choices for resolving the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may result in a system’s failure. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Faulty AC wiring
Shotty, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a potential fire hazard. Bad wiring can prevent the system from getting power or can trip the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Low on refrigerant
Refrigerant (typically referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. Reduced levels of refrigerant could indicate a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, typically that insinuates there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be found and repaired. To learn about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we highly recommend you to visit the U.S. EPA website.
- Outside AC fan is not turning
The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for conveying the heat from your Edmonton home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t perform correctly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. Worse yet, it may cause internal damage to the compressor.
- Outside air conditioner unit not functional
This often indicates a loss of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.
- The coil is frozen
A frozen coil mainly indicates an issue with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by filthy air filters or collapsed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be derived from low refrigerant.
Experts recommend that the number one way for a Edmonton area homeowner to prevent these expected problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be detected during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can quickly analyze the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!