August is one of the hottest months of the year in Illinois. If your air conditioning unit isn't functioning correctly, your home can heat up very quickly, reducing the comfort level for you, your family, and your pets. Here are 4 common A/C problems to watch for:
1. The A/C unit is on but isn't blowing cold air. One component of your air conditioning system is the refrigerant. Refrigerant cools the air being released from the unit. If the refrigerant level is low, there may be a leak or the system may not have been charged correctly. Also check the air filter; clogged filters can keep cool air from circulating throughout the home.
2. The A/C unit shuts on and off repeatedly. If your air conditioner is constantly stopping and starting, the condenser or evaporator may be clogged; a good cleaning could solve the problem. Humidity can also be a factor if it's causing the home to heat up quickly when the air conditioner isn't running.
3. Your air condenser fan or outside fan isn't functioning. If the air condenser fan isn't rotating, it may need to be replaced. High humidity creates additional condensation, so if the water isn't draining properly or the drain is blocked, that will need to be fixed. The fan on the outside of the A/C unit transfers heat from inside the home to the outdoors. If it isn't working properly, the lack of heat transfer can cause the A/C compressor to overheat and trip the safety circuit.
4. The inside coil becomes frozen. A frozen coil reduces airflow through the system, similar to restrictions caused by dirty air filters. Low refrigerant levels can also lead to frozen indoor coils.
If you're experiencing any of these common A/C problems, call Golden Seal Service Experts immediately to have the issue resolved by a professional NATE-certified technician. For more information, please contact:
Golden Seal Service Experts
1730 Wallace Avenue, Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174