Although there are potentially hundreds of reasons why your Ocala home’s central air conditioner may need to be looked at by a certified contractor, there are a few reasons that are most common. Identifying them may create some personal understanding what a technician means when they discuss the options for correcting the problem. Here are the 5 most common problems that may cause your air conditioning system to break down. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Faulty AC wiring
Shotty, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is dangerous and a probable fire hazard. Bad wiring often prevents the system from getting power or can short the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Depleting refrigerant
Refrigerant (typically referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. Low refrigerant could indicate a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, usually that insinuates there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be found and repaired. To read about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we highly recommend you to visit the U.S. EPA website.
- Outside AC fan is not working
The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for moving the heat from your Ocala home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t perform correctly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. This action can lead to internal damage to the compressor.
- Outside air conditioner unit not functional
This typically indicates a lack of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.
- The coil is frozen
A frozen coil mainly indicates a problem with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by dirty air filters or obstructed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be the result of low refrigerant.
Experts recommend that the number one way for a Ocala area homeowner to prevent these simple problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be discovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can quickly diagnose the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!