Air conditioning is a necessity in Huntsville and across North America. Life during summer can be quite unbearable if your air conditioning system develops a problem. Unfortunately, AC repairs can also be costly, so it is critical to ensure that your AC unit is always in top-shape all the time. It is also good to be aware of some of the most common problems that can arise with your air conditioning system. Here are the five common AC issues that you need to know.
1. Electric Control Failure
The fan and the compressor of your system can wear out over time, especially when your unit turns on and off frequently. This is a problem that is common among the oversized units. Corrosion of terminals and wires is also a common problem that affects air conditioning units. All electrical connections must be checked during maintenance to avoid these issues.
2. Refrigerant Leaks
If you notice that your AC unit is low on refrigerant, then it means it was undercharged during installation, or it has a leakage somewhere. The latter is always the culprit in most cases. A trained and experienced AC professional should diagnose the leak and fix it. You need to keep in mind that the performance and efficiency of your system are greatest when the refrigerant charge matches the manufacturer’s specification.
3. Frozen Coils
A frozen coil usually indicates an issue with the air flow in your air conditioning system. The leading cause of poor air flow is dirty filters or a blocked/ obstructed return air ductwork. Frozen coils mean that your system can’t run normally and you need to contact an AC professional to help you sort out the issue. Frozen indoor coils could also be an indicator of low refrigerant.
4. Strange Noises
Sometimes, you may hear a lot of screeching or squealing sounds coming from your blower motor. This is usually an indicator of a motor bearing issue that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Sometimes, adding a lubricant to the oil port can help solve this problem. A smacking sound when your unit turns on or off signifies a relay problem while rattling or banging noises mean a problem with your blower or motor.
5. Uneven Cooling
Temperature fluctuations in your home may occur as a result of leaks in your ductwork, blocked vents, or poor insulation. Always make sure that all the vents in your home are open, unobstructed, and clean. Sometimes you may discover that rooms with south-facing windows are hotter compared to the other rooms. If this is the case, you should try to use blackout curtains on the windows.
Check Out Beckham & Jones
At Beckham & Jones Heating & Air Conditioning we are always committed to offer reliable repair and service. We provide improved comfort at lower costs in Huntsville and the surrounding areas. We are a family owned business that has been in operation for over 60 years. Contact us today and let us help you with any of your air conditioning needs.