No HVAC unit works perfectly all the time. That is why regularly scheduled maintenance and repairs are needed to make sure that your unit is up to date and working efficiently to keep your home comfortable. During these hot summer months your air conditioner is working overtime to keep your house cool and, unfortunately, problems can arise. Here are the 5 most common AC problems.

  1. Frozen Evaporator Coils: Your evaporator coil is filled with refrigerant and it works to absorb heat from the surrounding air. When their is a blockage preventing air flow across the indoor coils a layer of ice can develop on the coils, preventing them from working properly.
  2. Faulty Fans: Internal fans in your HVAC work to keep your air conditioning running efficiently. When these fans break down or accumulate excessive dirt or dust, it creates problems for the main components of your HVAC system.
  3. Refrigerant Leaks: Your AC system uses a cooling agent called refrigerant that cycles through the coils, absorbing heat from the air. If coils in your AC system develop cracks, the air coming through your registers will be warm, which will be uncomfortable for your family.
  4. Backed Up or Clogged Drainage: The job of an HVAC drainage system is to get rid of excess moisture that is produced as your AC cools your home. If your drainage system is not cleared out regularly it can become clogged, causing the water to back up or leak out. This can cause damage to your walls, ceilings, and floors.
  5. Leaky Ducts: The ducts in your HVAC system carry the cooled air to the different rooms in your home. Leaks in the duct work cause cool air to seep out into your attic instead of in the rooms you are trying to cool. This can also cause your HVAC system to work overtime to keep your home cool, causing your energy bills to increase.

If you suspect that your unit is struggling with any of these issues, call Airtech Services today. We will send out a professional to detect the issues and resolve the problem as quickly and as cost-friendly as possible.While these problems can lead to larger issues, detecting them early-on should result in minor repairs or a routine maintenance service.

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