Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working

If you are having trouble with your air conditioner, there are a few common problems that might be at the root of your issues. We have talked about a few easy solutions to boost your AC unit’s efficacy in a previous post, such as replacing dirty air filters, checking your thermostat setting, and double checking the seal on your windows and doors. In today’s post, we’ll be talking about more mechanical problems that may be to blame for your air conditioning issues. If you need AC repair help, you need the HVAC specialists Fort Worth has trusted for more than 65 years. Arthur Hagar is here for all of your heating and cooling needs. Call today for an estimate!

Improper Installation

If you’re experiencing low airflow and leaky ducts, the root cause might be a botched installation job. Additionally, you might see performance and efficiency issues if the refrigerant wasn’t charged to the manufacturer’s specifications at the time of installation. Problems with the refrigerant charge in particular can be difficult to diagnose and address if you’re working with an inexperienced or unqualified technician. If they add unnecessary refrigerant to the system, it can make problems worse. Get things done right the first time around with professional AC installation from Arthur Hagar and contact us today for reliable air conditioning repair services.

Broken Compressor

The compressor is one of they key components of your air conditioning system. It moves refrigerant through the system and maintains the necessary pressure for everything to work smoothly. If your compressor breaks, your AC unit is all but useless. We mentioned in our last blog post that unusual noises like banging or clanking are a sign of problems, and those problems can likely be traced back to a broken compressor. A broken compressor, in turn, is often caused by other underlying problems like a leak.

Blown Fuses and Overheating

If your air conditioner shuts off – especially on a hot summer day in Texas – check the fuses and circuit breakers in your home. The system is made to keep your air conditioner from overheating and the high-pressure limit may have been tripped. Make sure that you let the unit cool for at least five minutes before resetting the breakers. If it becomes a recurring problem, you shouldn’t keep resetting the circuit breakers and restarting the system. Instead, schedule a service call so that a professional technician can look for and fix the cause of your problems. Circuit breakers are made to protect your AC unit and prevent a possible fire hazard, and multiple resets are a likely sign of a larger issue.

Broken Fan

Several of the symptoms we listed in our article on signs of a broken air conditioner stem from a broken fan. Warm air blowing from your vents, low air flow, or buzzing or screeching sounds may all be signs that you have a fan problem. Your central air conditioning unit actually contains two fans: one outdoors to blow over the condenser coils and remove heat, and one to blow the cooled air into your home. A problem with either of these fans can cripple your system. Problems may stem from a dirty air filter, a bad motor, or a broken or loose belt. Air filters can be easily replaced, but motor repair and belt replacement should be left to a trained service technician.

The heat of summer is fast approaching, which means that now is the time to get these issues addressed. Look for part two of this blog to learn about even more mechanical issues you might be facing with a broken AC unit and call Arthur Hagar today for dependable air conditioner repair! We have been serving the Fort Worth community since 1949 and our success is based on your satisfaction. We work hard to keep you and your family comfortable with trusted HVAC maintenance and 24-hour emergency services for when you need help fast. Contact us today for an estimate!

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