Your A/C unit is a complex machine that can have a long list of problems, but many of them can be traced back to either faulty installation or lack of regular maintenance. There are some issues, though, that are repaired more regularly than others.
Here are the top three most common A/C problems that our expert HVAC technicians deal with in the Houston area:
1. Low or Leaking Refrigerant
If the refrigerant is low, there’s a good chance your A/C has a leak. It may have also been undercharged when installed. Either way, the problem should be located and fixed by a professional A/C technician. Refrigerant can be harmful to you and to the environment, so it should be dealt with quickly and carefully.
2. Frozen Evaporator Coil
If you’re not feeling any cold air coming from your A/C, your evaporator coil may be iced up. Usually this problem is caused by dirty or clogged air filters. The evaporator coil can also ice up if too many of the air vents are closed and there’s not enough airflow. To fix this problem, open all vents and change your filters, and then your coil will have to be de-iced.
3. Blown Fuses
Blown fuses in an A/C unit are also common when the air filter is dirty or clogged. Sometimes simply replacing the fuse can fix the problem, but a blown fuse can also signal a bigger issue in the condensing unit. Have an experienced technician check it out to see what’s really going on.
If you’re experiencing problems with your A/C and you live in the Houston area, contact Richmond’s Air today to set up an appointment. One of our skilled A/C technicians can get your system running again quickly.