Common A/C Problems


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Air conditioning units require regular maintenance and attention to keep running smoothly. They are likely to develop problems at least a couple times over the course of their lifespan. Many A/C problems can be fixed at home, or even prevented. If you are experiencing issues like uneven cooling, warm air blowing from the unit, or just feeling that your house doesn’t get cool enough or stay cool, then there may be an underlying issue. Below, we’ll explore some common A/C problems and how to resolve them.

Poor maintenance

One of the most common air conditioner problems is the lack of proper air conditioner maintenance. A lot of people assume that if their air conditioners worked last year, they’ll work this year, no problem. Like anything mechanical, air conditioners are subject to pretty intense wear and tear – both when they’re running during the summer and when they’re off during the winter. If you don’t schedule seasonal air conditioner maintenance every summer, there’s no telling what could go wrong with your air conditioner – anything from dirty coils that reduce your AC’s efficiency to complete compressor or fan failure!

Heat sensor problems

if you have a room air conditioner that seems to be behaving erratically, it may be having some problems with its heat sensor. The heat sensor measures the temperature of air blowing into the evaporator coil, and if it malfunctions, it could cause the AC to cycle on and off or simply shut down. The heat sensor should be placed as close to the coil as possible, without actually touching it. If it gets knocked out of place, you can usually readjust it by adjusting the wire that holds it in place.

Electric Control Issues

Air conditioners have compressor and fan controls that can eventually wear out. In addition, wires and coils may become corroded. These issues will usually be checked and fixed when you call a professional over, if your air conditioner is oversized, it will have to cycle frequently to maintain your home’s temperature. If this happens, it can cause the fan controls or compressor to wear out quickly. Even if your A/C is the right size, corroding metals and wires can cause serious problems with your A/C operation, possibly compromising your entire system.

Drainage problems

If it’s humid outside, the condensate drain on your air conditioner could become clogged. Check this out, and if it’s clogged, try to clear it, but it gets to the point that water is all over where the A/C system is located call a professional technician immediately.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is a crucial ingredient in air conditioning. If the air conditioner is low on refrigerant, the issue may be caused by a leak. Because refrigerant is a toxic chemical, a professional should be call to find and fix the leak. Fixing refrigerant leaks early is also important because of the fact that leaks can cause damage to the environment as well as the A/C.
With knowledge of common A/C problems and how to resolve them, you can prevent, repair, or identify issues before they become more severe or result in months of high energy bills.
If you need to call in a professional to repair your A/C, the quality of the service is of great importance. At A/C Magic Services, we understand how important it is to get a quick solution when your A/C breaks down in the middle of summer. If your A/C is having issues, you can contact us at 713-343-5355 for a free quote.