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Air Conditioning Repair: Diagnosing the Most Common Problems

Air Conditioning Repair: Diagnosing the Most Common Problems



When the temperature rises, there is absolutely nothing worse than an air conditioning unit that has broken and leaves you drowning in a pool of your own sweat and misery. The most common complaint is the unit shutting down completely, but if you can find the smaller problems that contribute to this large problem before the major breakdown happens, it is possible to avoid a hefty payment for your air conditioning repair. Sometimes all that is required is to reset the circuit breaker because your unit may need to have a fuse replaced. Other times, it's a bit more complicated than that.

Noise Complaint

One of the most common complaints is a “whirring” type of noise. This noise is often caused by the fan belt becoming loose over time. To fix it, just put the belt back on and check the motor to make sure that it doesn’t need to be lubricated or even replaced.

Frozen Coils

Frozen coils or having ice on the coils severely restrict the unit from operating correctly. Heating pumps can often solve this problem. If not, then calibrating the unit should fix the problem, and it can also make your unit more efficient.

Water Leakage

Your unit may leak water into your home, which can cause mildew and mold damage. This leakage is the condensation that is not being drained properly. The problem could be the condensation pan that is rusted, or there could be some sort of blockage preventing the water from being drained.

Still Not Cool Enough

If your unit just isn’t keeping your home cool enough, it may have a clogged valve or need re-calibration. It may not be getting a good enough sample from the air in the room to control how much cool air gets released, or your Freon levels may be too low.

If the above actions do not take care of your issue, then your unit may have bigger problems that only a professional would have the proper knowledge and training would know how to solve. By knowing what is not wrong with your unit, you can save the professional time and you can save yourself money.

For a diagnosis of what could be wrong with your AC unit, call us at (407) 680-0318.