The Five Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Orlando Homeowners Face

January 30, 2015

Although there are potentially hundreds of reasons why your Orlando home’s central air conditioner may need to be repaired, there are a couple of reasons that are most common. Recognizing what they are may create some personal understanding what a technician means when they discuss the routes for resolving the problem. Here are the 5 most common problems that may cause your air conditioning system to break down. Please review these considerations and determine whether you need to schedule an HVAC inspection.

  1. Bad AC wiring

    Improper, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is dangerous and a possible fire hazard. Bad wiring often prevents the system from getting power or can trip the circuit breaker.

  2. Your Air Conditioner is Depleting refrigerant

    Refrigerant (more commonly referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. depleting levels of refrigerant may suggest 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 detected and repaired. To read about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we encourage you to visit the U.S. EPA website.

  3. Outside AC fan is not operating

    The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for transferring the heat from your Orlando home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t run, proper heat transfer is not taking place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. This action can lead to internal damage to the compressor.

  4. Outside air conditioner unit not functional

    This often indicates a loss of power, contactor problems or even a bad thermostat.

  5. Frozen coil

    A frozen coil often indicates an issue 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.

Experts recommend that the most convenient way for a Orlando area homeowner to prevent these simple problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be uncovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can promptly diagnose the problem area and make the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!