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

January 30, 2015

Although there are potentially hundreds of reasons why your Voorhees home’s central air conditioner may need to be repaired, there are several reasons that are fairly common. Identifying them may help you to understand what a technician is saying when they outline the options for fixing the problem. Here are the top five 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. Faulty wiring

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

  2. Leaking refrigerant

    Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. depleting 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, 90% of the time that suggests there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be detected and repaired. To learn 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 functioning

    The outside fan is responsible for transferring 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. The consequence of this action could result in internal damage to the compressor.

  4. Outside unit not functional

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

  5. Frozen inside coil

    A frozen coil typically 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 caused by 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 analyze the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!