It’s no surprise that your air conditioning system runs on electricity to cool and heat your home — so there is always a possibility that AC-related electrical issues may occur. While electrical issues can occur at any time, thanks to decorative lights and an influx of visitors, your home’s electrical system can be put to the test during the holiday season. With December just around the corner, keep these common air conditioning-related electrical issues in mind.
The wires in your air conditioning unit can fray and corrode due to outdoor elements. If these wires aren’t replaced, it can affect their ability to deliver electricity. Moreover, faulty wiring can prevent your AC system from getting power or can even trip your circuit breaker. Fortunately, these wires can be easily replaced to ensure your system run efficiently.
Refrigerant is the chemical that cools the air in your AC system. If you have low levels of refrigerant you could have a leak or a problem with the refrigerant system. If there is a refrigerant leak, you definitely need to call your trusted HVAC technician to locate the problem and repair it.
Broken Outside Fan
The outside fan takes the heat from your home and pushes it to the outdoors. If your AC outdoor fan isn’t working correctly, proper heat transfer can’t happen. This could result in the air conditioning compressor overheating and can even trip the safety overload.
Frozen coils typically mean there is an issue with the airflow. Dirty air filters or faulty return air ductwork can hinder your AC’s airflow. Low refrigerant can also be a cause for obstructed airflow.
Call Colman Heating & Air for A Hassle Free Holiday Season
The best way to avoid any of these common problems is to schedule preventative maintenance for your air conditioning system. Our preventative maintenance services are designed to keep your HVAC system working efficiently throughout the year, at a low cost to you. Give us a call today to learn more about our maintenance specials.