While there may be several reasons why your air conditioner isn’t working, some problems are more common than others. A good air conditioning company will be able to recognize these problems when they inspect your HVAC system, but you can always make it easier on a contractor by recognizing them when you see them.
Freon is the refrigerant that cools the air that goes through your air conditioning system. It obviously is necessary for your air conditioner to function, and you shouldn’t need to refill it as long as your AC is working properly. Unfortunately, Freon leaks do happen. If your air conditioner isn’t working properly or your Freon levels are low, a leak is probably to blame.
The Outside Fan Isn’t Working
The fan on your air conditioner’s outside unit is responsible for removing the warm air inside your home. If it isn’t working properly, not only will it be unable to properly keep your home cool, but it could cause your air conditioner’s compressor to overheat. This should trip the safety overload so your air conditioner shuts off, but it could also cause internal damage to the compressor if it goes unchecked for too long.
A Frozen Coil
A frozen coil might be an indicator of restricted air flow due to a dirty air filter or dirty ducts, but it may also be caused by low Freon levels caused by a Freon leak.
If you notice any of these issues or you otherwise suspect that you have a problem with your air conditioner, don’t hesitate to contact an air conditioning repair company near you. HVAC repairs can be expensive, but most issues are easy to fix if you catch them early before they get out of hand.