The Five Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Jacksonville Homeowners Face

January 30, 2015

While there may be endless reasons why your Jacksonville home’s central air conditioner may need to be repaired, there are several reasons that are fairly common. Identifying them may help you to understand what a technician means when they discuss the choices for resolving the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may result in a system’s failure. Please review these considerations and determine whether you need to schedule an HVAC inspection.

  1. Faulty AC wiring

    Bad, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is unsafe and a possible fire hazard. Bad wiring may stop the system from getting power or can trip the circuit breaker.

  2. Your Air Conditioner is Low on refrigerant

    Refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air within your air conditioning system. Low refrigerant could imply a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, typically that insinuates there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be located and repaired. For news about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we suggest that you to visit the U.S. EPA website.

  3. Outside AC fan is not working

    The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for conveying the heat from your Jacksonville home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t operate properly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. Worse yet, it may cause internal damage to the compressor.

  4. Outside air conditioner unit not functional

    This often indicates a significant reduction of power, contactor problems or even a faulty thermostat.

  5. The coil is frozen

    A frozen coil mainly indicates trouble with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by dirty air filters or obstructed return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be derived from low refrigerant.

Best practices suggest that the most effective way for a Jacksonville area homeowner to prevent these common problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be discovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can quickly analyze the problem area and implement the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!