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How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Air Conditioning

Cooling ServicesIt’s a hot summer day and all you want to do is enjoy your Air Conditioning. However, when you go to flip the switch on, nothing happens. Sadly, something’s wrong with the system, causing it not to work properly. This leads you to get frustrated and upset. Make sure you know these problems listened below and how to fix them, to ensure your Air Conditioning won't have any problems.

  • Refrigerant (Freon) Leaks: If the Refrigerant in your AC is low it was either undercharged when installed or is leaking. When it gets low it’s important to refill the unit with Freon. However, if the Freon runs out quickly there could be a leak. Call F.H.Furr for a Cooling technician to come out and take a look at your unit to see what’s wrong. It’s important to seek help soon, as Refrigerant leaks can be harmful to the environment.
  • Inadequate Maintenance: When filters become dirty it can cause the AC to not work properly. This can potentially cause components in your AC to fail earlier than expected.
  • Electric Control Failure: Throughout the years of using your AC, your compressor, fan controls, and other components can wear out. Corrosion of wires and other electrical problems can occur as well, causing your Electric Control to fail. Make sure to get this checked out by a professional technician.
  • Sensor Problems: There is a thermostat sensor located behind the control panel in a room AC. If the sensor is knocked out of place, the AC can act abnormally. Adjust the sensor so it’s back in place to fix the problem.
  • Drainage Problems: Make sure to check the drains in your AC. They can potentially get backed up and drain improperly. If your room AC is not set up level, drain blockage can occur.
  • Faulty Wiring: Make sure the wiring of your AC is correct. Call a technician to make sure all wires are secure and not damaged. Damaged wires can cause many problems and are a possible fire hazard. 
  • Outside Fan Isn't Working: The Outside Fan takes the warm air inside and pushes it outside. If the Outside Fan is not working properly then the heat transfer cannot occur. This may cause your Air Conditioning compressor to overheat and trip the system. This can cause internal damage to the compressor as well.
  • Frozen Coil: Due to low Refrigerant, the indoor coils can freeze. This could also indicate that there is an issue with airflow, maybe due to blocked filters or obstructed air ductwork.

Always be sure your Air Conditioning is running properly and doesn’t have any problems. If you have any other concerns or questions contact F.H.Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electrical.

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