Although, an air conditioning system plays a major role in ensuring that you breathe cool air, it tends to develop problems from time to time. Here are some of the most common problems:
Refrigerant is the chemical that cools air in your air conditioning system. The levels of the refrigerant go low due to a leakage. If you notice that the refrigerant is low, you should contact a technician and ask him/her to repair the system.
You should note that if you don’t take immediate action mold and mildew can grow in the system making it ineffective. Common causes of leakages are: defective condensation pan or blocked drainage.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
There are many reasons as to why the problem can come up. One of the reasons is dirty air filter. When the air filter is dirty, it blocks the amount of airflow entering your home thus making the system ineffective. Due to the ineffectiveness, there is a buildup of cool air that freezes the evaporator coil.
Another reason is due to low levels of refrigerant. Low levels of refrigerant result to your air conditioning system running on more energy thus increasing your utility bill.
Outside Fan Not Working
The main function of the outside fan is to transfer heated air from your home to the outdoors. There are a number of reasons that can provoke the fan to stop working. One of the reasons is due to a bad fan. The other reason is due to a bad capacitor. When the fan and capacitor aren’t working, the air conditioning system overheats thus getting damaged.
While there are a number tests that you can do on the air conditioning system to determine if the capacitor is working, you should avoid doing the tests if you don’t have the necessary skills. For ideal results you should consider hiring a technician to do the work for you.
There are occasions when the air conditioning system will be working effectively, but producing strange and irritating noises. The noise can be either rattling or hissing. One of the major causes of the noise is a worn out fan belt. Rust formation also provokes the noise. If the noise is too much for you, you should hire a technician to rectify it.
These are some of the most common problems with air conditioning systems. As mentioned, you should have the problems corrected as soon as you identify them.