Winter is coming to a close, and summer is not that far off. As the days start to warm up, you’re probably going to start using your air conditioning system more and more often. That added usage means more wear and tear, which means greater chances of problems developing with the system. Let’s take a look at some air conditioning problems that you should watch out for this year.
Your air conditioner can’t operate without refrigerant. It is the fluid that makes it possible for the system to siphon heat out of the house. Air conditioning systems always have the same amount of refrigerant in them, and recycle it during operation. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, though, then it will slowly lose its ability to cool the home as the fluid is drained from it. If you notice liquid of any kind leaking from your air conditioning system, you should call for repairs immediately.
Short cycling is when the air conditioner turns itself on and off every couple of minutes. This puts an incredible amount of stress on the system, leading to more partial breakdowns and shortening the life of the system. Short cycling can be caused by a couple of different things, including compressor problems and faulty thermostat wiring. Regardless, it should be repaired as soon as possible in order to protect the air conditioner.
Air Handler Breakdowns
The air handler is the part of the air conditioner that circulates air through your house. If the air handler malfunctions for any reason, the air conditioner will be unable to circulate air around the home and will therefore be unable to cool it. If there’s no airflow coming from your vents while your air conditioner is on, it might be due to a broken air handler.