If you have spent any of your summer with a split air conditioner, it is a mistake you do not want to repeat. Do not leave the comfort of the warm season to chances. It is wise to know some of the problems you are likely to experience with your AC and what might have caused the malfunctions. If your AC stops running, here are some of the possible causes of the problem.
Low refrigerant charge
This is the stuff used by the air conditioner to remove heat or humidity from the air in your house. If there is a leak in the refrigerant lines, then the system is left without enough refrigerants to cool the air.
If the evaporator coils are frozen
The evaporator coils absorb heat from the air. The coils require warm air circulating them, for them to work properly. If something goes wrong with the air circulation, the coil gets cold, and an ice layer forms on the outside. This way, no air is absorbed therefore the air conditioner does not offer you any effects.
If the condenser coils are dirty
The condenser coils get rid of the heat from the air by expelling it outside the house. If dirt or grime cover the condenser coil, it fails to work properly. The issue can be as a result of soot and air pollution. When this happens, heat transfer is hindered, and the unit has to work extra harder, and this leads to extra wear on the system.
The fan is responsible for blowing air over the evaporator coil to cool the air, and the other one expels the absorbed heat from the building. If either of the fans fails due to either lack of lubrication, faulty motor or other issues, there will be a poor airflow.
If you notice any of these problems, it is wise if you seek help from an HVAC and get your air conditioner fixed before the problem worsens and ruins your home comfort. Contact the team at AJR Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration for all your cooling and furnace repair needs.