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Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

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Though nobody likes to call an HVAC company to come and handle their air conditioning issues (since that usually means there's a problem in the first place), most people understand the value of having a reliable HVAC company nearby to handle anything that can happen to their units. Fortunately, the problems associated with air conditioners are very common, so a regular AC repair specialist should be able to handle it with very few problems.

Below are some of the most common issues you may experience in your home. If you see any of them, call an HVAC company to have your house looked at right away.

The AC Won't Turn On

By far, the biggest issue that most people experience with their AC unit is that is won't turn on. A call to schedule an AC repair service is almost always the first step; when the specialist arrives, they can usually diagnose the issue pretty quickly. Either the unit has tripped the breaker that is delivering it power, or the unit is so clogged it can't start up properly. The technician may also examine the thermostat to see if it is having issues connecting to the unit. 

The AC Is Blowing Hot Air

If your unit is on but it's only blowing hot air, then the problem could have a different source. A frozen condenser coil, broken compressor, dirty air filter, or low refrigerant levels could all be to blame. Only a trained HVAC technician will be able to identify what's going on and fix it promptly since nearly all of the problems just listed require specialized tools and knowledge.

The AC Is Making Noises

Even if the AC is on and is blowing cold air, you may have a problem with the sounds it's making. Generally, the unit will make a click sound when it turns on, and then it will operate silently until it shuts off. If you hear a clanking, screeching, whining, or squealing sound, schedule an AC repair service to figure out the cause.

The AC Is Leaking Water

Most AC units have a drain line that allows condensation from the coils to drip safely out of the unit. If the drain line is blocked, it can collect water in the bottom of your unit and cause water damage to the AC system itself. In addition, this issue could form a water leak in your house. It's a major issue that needs to be fixed quickly, so ask your HVAC contractor if they can help with clogged drain lines. 

To learn more about AC repair services, contact a company near you.