With its long, hot days and potential for unlimited fun in the sun, summer is the most carefree season of the year – but not when you realize there is something wrong with your air conditioning. Air conditioners are complex machines with many moving parts, and the likelihood of components wearing down or even failing is something homeowners should come to expect.
What are some of the most common problems you might anticipate with your air conditioner? As Northern Virginia’s HVAC specialist, Freedom Plumbing has seen it all, and we want to pass on some of our extensive knowledge to you.
Problem 1: A Refrigerant Leak
If you develop a leak in one of your refrigerant lines, your system will lack adequate amounts of the refrigerant necessary to keep your home cool. You can avoid this issue by contacting us to schedule A/C maintenance, during which we can assess your system’s refrigerant levels and test for leaks. If we discover a leak, we can repair it and top off your refrigerant to the appropriate level.
Problem 2: Dirty Air Filter
Since you run your air conditioner all summer long, your air filter can develop clogs more quickly. Changing your filter regularly can help your system work more efficiently at distributing airflow throughout your home or business. You can also help prolong the life of your entire A/C unit by being diligent about filter changes.
Problem 3: Frozen Coils
There are several reasons your evaporator coils can freeze over – even in the hottest days of summer – but the most common is an airflow issue. The best way to avoid frozen coils is to call us for an A/C tune-up. Our expert HVAC techs can evaluate your entire system and alert you to any problems or potential problems we discover.
Problem 4: Dirty Coils
Over time, dirt accumulates on your cooling coils, which forces your system to work harder at keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. This issue is another excellent example of why you should schedule preventive A/C maintenance with the pros at Freedom Plumbing.
Problem 5: Electrical Issues
Sometimes, your air conditioner can fail because of an electrical issue, like a tripped circuit breaker or faulty wiring. During routine maintenance, we will inspect your system’s electrical components and determine if there are any problems we can fix.
Problem 6: Condenser Fan Isn’t Working
There are many reasons your condenser fan might be faulty. In addition to scheduling a tune-up so we can inspect your unit, you can proactively prevent condenser fan problems by keeping the area surrounding your A/C unit clear of dirt, dead leaves, twigs and other debris.
Preventing Air Conditioner Problems with Freedom Plumbers
Regardless of why your air conditioner isn’t working, your priority is to get it repaired as soon as possible. Make Freedom Plumbing your first choice for air conditioner repairs throughout Northern Virginia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Our licensed professionals provide both regular maintenance and air conditioning installation to keep your home or business cool and comfortable all summer long.
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