Although there may be hundreds of factors why your Canada home’s central air conditioner may need to be serviced, there are a few reasons that are quite common. Identifying them may help you to understand what a technician means when they outline the routes for fixing the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may result in a system’s failure. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Faulty AC wiring
Bad, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a probable fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can trip the circuit breaker.
- Your Air Conditioner is Low on refrigerant
Refrigerant (typically referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. Low refrigerant may indicate a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, typically that insinuates there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be found and repaired. For news 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 functioning
The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for moving the heat from your Canada home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t operate properly, proper heat transfer does not occur 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 often indicates a loss of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.
- The coil is frozen
A frozen coil typically indicates trouble with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by filthy air filters or obstructed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be derived from low refrigerant.
Best practices suggest that the number one way for a Canada 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 efficiently diagnose the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!