When it comes to an air conditioner failing, having problems, or running poorly, you’ll find there are some common reasons as to why these failures occur. Air Supply Heating & Air conditioning will share some of these common problems that occur with many air conditioning units. Here in southern Nevada, summer heat is a killer. By being aware of some of these common problems hopefully you won’t have to be without air conditioning this summer.
Symptoms of Low AC Refrigerant
One of the leading and most common problems as to why an air conditioning unit is not cooling your home correctly is often due to low refrigerant. If either undercharged at the time of installation or due to a leak somewhere in your air conditioning system, the result is poor performance of your air conditioning unit. The refrigerant is an essential part of your home’s cooling system. One sign that your air conditioner is low on refrigerant is icing of the refrigerant line which is the copper or aluminum pipe in the air conditioning system. Another sign is when you’re hearing your unit running but it isn’t cooling the inside of your home correctly. You will need to contact an HVAC technician to refill your air conditioner. We can also determine why the unit was low of refrigerant and make any adjustments and repairs.
Lack of AC Maintenance
Many failures occur when the homeowner doesn’t regularly change the interior air filters or fail to have their unit serviced. It is important to change the filters as often as once a month to every three months depending on your home’s living conditions. Homes with many children and pets or homes that may be surrounded by a lot of dirt and dust will need new filters more frequently. In order to determine how often your filters need to be changed, you should check them once a month. When they are in need of changing, make a note as to how long your filters last so you know how often your home filter needs changing. Additionally it is strongly recommended to have your HVAC system serviced twice a year by a professional and licensed HVAC technician to clean and maintain your unit for longer use and better performance. When HVAC systems are neglected, many failures and components break down or don’t function properly. This leads to expensive repairs or full replacement of your HVAC unit.
AC Drain Line Clogged & Other Drainage Problems
During the hot and more humid days, often the condensation on your air conditioner increases. If there is any large amount of debris inside the drainage line or pan several types of failures can occur. If the pan was not set level during installation this could also lead to clogs in your air conditioners drain. Often the air conditioner fails to cool down the home or many seem to kick on then in a short time kick off before the interior temperature requirements are met.
Bad Air Conditioner Wiring
Often the compressor and fan control can easily wear out, especially if the air conditioner is turned off and on too frequently. This leads to corrosion of the systems wiring which results in electrical failure. You will need replacements if the wiring burns out or becomes corroded. Wiring is checked during an HVAC inspection by a professional technician. Bad wiring can be avoided if you have your HVAC system regularly serviced.
Air Conditioning Troubleshooting, Repairs & More in Las Vegas Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
There are many components to an HVAC system that can cause many different types of air conditioner failures. These are some of the top and most common types of problems. If you’re experiencing any problems with your air conditioning or feel it’s time to have your HVAC unit serviced, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.