Air conditioning in the hot Florida climate is one of the most valuable appliances we have. While your air conditioner is made to run for several years without any problems, there are a few things that are common problems among older air conditioners. Miranda Air Conditioning Services is the leading air conditioner service technicians in the Treasure Coast area. We have been in the business for over thirty years and have seen pretty much any problem an air conditioner can have. Here are the 10 most common air conditioning problems.
Dirty Air Conditioning Air Filter Replacement
Air filters serve two real functions in your air conditioning system. The first is to keep the air in your home free from airborne debris and particles; the second is to help that dust and debris from getting into the parts and components of your air conditioner. A dirty air conditioner can affect the efficiency of the a/c and if allowed to become dirty enough the air conditioner could fail.
Air Conditioner Motor Repair
Your air conditioner has several motors that help circulate the air in your home. These motors need to be periodically checked and serviced to make sure there are no malfunctions.
Air Conditioner Fan Repair
Your air conditioner utilizes fans to disperse the heat of the air in your home and help draw heat from the refrigerant used to cool the air. If debris gets stuck in the fans or the blades become damaged somehow, the fan could fail to function.
Air Conditioner Refrigerant Recharge
Your air conditioner relies on a gas called refrigerant to cool the air it pulls from your home. The refrigerant levels are typically set upon installation and will stay rather consistent unless a leak develops. Once a leak develops however, your air conditioner will not be able to function correctly.
Air Conditioner Condensate Drain Clog
In areas of high humidity it is common for the condensate drain to become clogged. This can affect the efficiency of your air unit and may cause complete failure.
Air Conditioner Compressor Problems & Repair
The compressor is the first stage of your air conditioner that the refrigerant passes through. This is where the low pressure gas molecules are compressed into tightly packed high pressure gas. If the compressor fails, your home will not be able to receive any cold air.
Air Conditioner Condenser Problems
The condenser is the next component that the refrigerant flows through. During this process the high pressure, hot gas drops in temperature changing its state of matter to a liquid. The condenser relies on fans to help dissipate the heat. This problem will result in no refrigerant getting to the evaporator coils where the air from your home is cooled.
Evaporator Coil Problems
The evaporator coils are what the air passes over to become cooled. In the event that the evaporator coils have a problem or if the evaporator coils are not compatible with your system, you may experience failure.
AC Electrical Problems
Your air conditioner runs off an electrical current. If you have rodents, improper installation or excessive conditions, your electrical components may fail.
The thermostat is what tells your air conditioner to turn on or off based on the temperature of your home. If the thermostat is placed in a bad area or if the thermostat fails to correctly read the temperature of the room your air conditioner may not turn on or off when it should.
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