Common Problems With Air Conditioning

by | Jun 11, 2018 | Air Conditioning |

Air conditioning problems aren’t always predictable, but there are a few common problems that we see over and over again here in Hudson, MA. Recognizing what they are might help you to fix the problem, or might simply help you understand what your HVAC technician is referring to when they provide solutions.

Open Windows

One of the most common problems with the cooling system in your home is occurs when doors and windows are left open. You might be surprised at how often just being vigilant about doors and windows can significantly improve the cooling process for your home.

Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the chemical that cools the air within your AC system. Low levels of refrigerant could mean there is a leak, or an actual problem with the refrigerant system. If your AC system needs to be recharged, most of the time that suggests there is a leak.

Leaky Ducts, Bad Air Flow

Leaky ducts or improper air flow are another very common culprit for why your AC is not cooling properly. Inconsistent temperatures often are an indicator that this is the problem. If there is a leak somewhere in the line then the cool air that is moving from your unit through your home is not making it all the way to where it needs to go.

Filters and Coils

Check your filters and coils. A dirty filter or coil will restrict your air flow and keep your machine from running at peak efficiency.

Clogged Drain

A clogged condensate drain on your unit can cause loss of efficiency and cooling. It is best to get a certified HVAC technician to check this for you, it is bit more technical and it is better to be safe than sorry. If you break something it could cause a much more expensive repair later on.

Outside Fan

The outside fan is responsible for conveying the heat from your home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside isn’t performing correctly, the proper heat transfer cannot take place, the air conditioning compressor may overhead and trip the safety overload.

Solution

The best and most effective way to prevent these problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. If you would like help with your air conditioner from a professional, call us today at 877-7-CHAVES or request service online.

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Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning provides heating, cooling, indoor air quality, commercial, and HVAC maintenance services to residents in Acton, Bolton, Clinton, Concord, Framingham, Lancaster, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Upton, Worcester, and other surrounding Massachusetts communities. Visit our service area page to learn more about how we can service you and to view the other communities in our core service area. Contact us today at 877-7-CHAVES or schedule service online.

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