The Five Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Voorhees Homeowners Face

January 30, 2015

While there may be endless reasons why your Voorhees home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are several reasons that are fairly common. Knowing what they are may help you to understand what a technician is saying when they address the options for fixing the problem. Here are the 5 most common problems that may result in a system’s failure. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.

  1. Bad AC wiring

    Shotty, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a probable fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can trip the circuit breaker.

  2. Your Air Conditioner is Low on refrigerant

    Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. depleting levels of refrigerant may indicate a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, 90% of the time that suggests 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 AC fan is not functioning

    The fan on your outside AC unit is responsible for conveying the heat from your Voorhees 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 air conditioner unit not functional

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

  5. The coil is frozen

    A frozen coil often indicates a problem with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by old air filters or obstructed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be the result of low refrigerant.

Experts recommend that the most convenient way for a Voorhees 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 efficiently diagnose the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!