AC Not Working? Here are some Common AC Problems in Sharonville

January 30, 2015

While there may be endless reasons why your Sharonville home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are several reasons that are most common. Identifying them may help you to understand what a technician is referring to when they discuss the routes for fixing the problem. Here are the 5 most common problems that may result in a system’s failure. Check out the list below and consider whether your home has any of these issues. If so, schedule an HVAC inspection.

  1. Faulty wiring

    Improper, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is dangerous and a possible fire hazard. Bad wiring can prevent the system from getting power or can short the circuit breaker.

  2. Depleted refrigerant

    Refrigerant (typically referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air in your air conditioning system. Reduced levels of refrigerant usually will suggest a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, typically that means there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be detected and repaired. For news about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we encourage you to visit the U.S. EPA website.

  3. Outside fan is not turning

    The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for transferring the heat from your Sharonville home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t run, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. Worse yet, it may cause internal damage to the compressor.

  4. Outside unit not functional

    This often indicates a significant reduction of power, contactor problems or even a broken thermostat.

  5. Frozen coil

    A frozen coil often indicates an issue with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by old air filters or collapsed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be caused by low refrigerant.

Experts recommend that the most convenient way for a Sharonville area homeowner to prevent these expected problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be discovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can promptly analyze the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!