There’s nothing more frustrating than sitting in your home on the hottest day of the year in North Carolina, and you notice that the inside temperature is gradually rising. For most homeowners, issues always seem to come at the most inopportune times. Before you panic, take a deep breath and consider some of the most common air conditioning problems.
Common Air Conditioning Issues
Just because your air conditioning isn’t working doesn’t necessarily indicate a serious problem. Here are some of the most common issues that may be causing the problem:
- Dirty air filter: This by far is one the most common problems. Forgetting to change the air filter every one to three months can cause your cooling system to freeze up. When this happens, air is restricted and the refrigerant is unable to condensate fluids from freezing. Change the air filter immediately, although this may not fix the problem because damage can occur if the dirty filter has been there for a while.
- Refrigerant leaks: If the air conditioning is low on refrigerant, the system won’t cool properly. However, just adding refrigerant may not solve the problem. A trained technician can check for leaks and repair the problem before adding the refrigerant.
- Outside fan motor stops working: If the fan motor stops working, don’t panic. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a bad motor. Normally it stops because the capacitor stops working. This comes from normal wear with the air conditioning turning off and on constantly.
For further help with common air conditioning problems, or for other home comfort concerns, contact the pros at J & J Mechanical today.
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