Air conditioners have trouble all the time, but telling the difference between something like a refrigerant leak and a clogged filter is a bit more complicated. That’s where a professional technician can come into play. We’ve got the experience and the tools to boil these issues down to a science, finding the root of a problem and fixing it.
That being said, it couldn’t hurt to inform homeowners to the point where they can more accurately call us for help. Every problem has its source, and if a homeowner can provide us with the right details, as well as know what to expect when it comes to how expensive the repair will be, then the process of air conditioning repair in Winter Park, FL can be much smoother!
Keep reading and we’ll let you in on some of the more common AC problems we come across in our neck of the woods.
Most Common AC Issues
When we say “common,” what we mean is air conditioner issues that we see more regularly due to neglect or something simple that can be addressed easily. Problems that are more complex tend to take some time to figure out, and that can be its own category. Luckily, nine times out of 10, your air conditioner will be suffering from one of the following problems.
- Refrigerant problems. Refrigerant is an integral part of the cooling process. Without it, your AC is just one inefficient fan! While refrigerant isn’t supposed to run out in your AC over time, sometimes there can be issues (if you notice your AC keeps requiring a refrigerant recharge) that points to a leak. Getting the leak addressed as soon as possible can save you money and mitigate expensive repairs in the future.
- Clogged air filter. We see this problem all the time, particularly because changing your air filter is one of the few maintenance steps that is supposed to be done by a homeowner! More often than not, when we hear about issues centered around an air conditioner that’s running inefficiently or just not working very well, it’s due to a clogged air filter. Change your air filter and see if there’s still a problem occurring.
- Frozen coils. We’ve all seen those scenes in movies and tv shows where a panicking homemaker is using a hairdryer to melt the ice on the air conditioner so it keeps working. Steer clear from this type of situation and call a professional for help. Ice forming on your coils isn’t good, and it’s usually a sign of a refrigerant problem or something wrong with an interior component of the AC.
We mentioned these three problems in particular because they tend to be the most notorious issues we run into. There is a silver lining, however, which is that we see these problems so regularly that we’re always ready and able to fix them. AC problems can compound and turn incredibly expensive if they’re not addressed quickly. Call our team today for a targeted and appropriate approach.
Contact the team at Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning today. You will be more comfortable with the best!