Most Common AC Repair Problems

AC Repair, Air Conditioning Repair

Most people who have air conditioning systems do not know very much about them or how they work. And you don’t have to—that’s what professional Long Beach AC repair companies are for. But knowing a little bit about what issues your system might encounter can make it easier to find the right technician to make an air conditioning repair, should you ever need none. Here are four of the most common issues AC systems have:

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1. Your coil is frozen. If you are low on refrigerant or it has been a long time since you have changed your system’s filter, this could result in a frozen coil. A dirty air filter that is restricting air flow in your system is one of the most common issues that AC repair technicians see and one of the easiest to avoid. Regularly changing your filter and making sure that you have enough refrigerant in your system will help prevent this issue, though once your coil is frozen, calling a professional is the best way to make sure the problem is fixed.

2. The wiring is faulty. If your system has stopped working properly, it may be due to poor wiring, which could be causing a short. A professional air conditioning repair technician should be able to look at your system and fix a problem with your wiring. This is a very dangerous issue, as a short circuit could cause a fire, so if you suspect that your system has shoddy wiring, call a repair tech.

3. The fan on your outdoor unit has stopped working. If the temperature in your home is rising and you go outside to see if there is something wrong with your system, you may see that the system’s fan is not working. This fan pull heat out of your room and pumps it outside. If it is not working, it can cause the entire system to overheat.

4. You are low on refrigerant. This is one of the reasons that it is so important to have regular maintenance done on your system—to make sure that you have the proper levels of refrigerant (sometimes called Freon), and to make sure that there are no leaks in the system that might be depleting your refrigerant supply.