More Reasons Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working

Do you feel warm air blowing out of your vents? Is your air conditioner making more noise than usual? Is your home not as cool as it has been in summers past? These are all signs that your air conditioner isn’t working as well as it should. In our last post, we discussed a few common mechanical failures that may be causing these problems. Today we’ll continue on that theme with a few more common culprits that might be causing trouble with your air conditioner. For real, trustworthy solutions, turn to the HVAC specialists that have been keeping Fort Worth families comfortable since 1949. Arthur Hagar is here to provide the services you need to keep the Texas heat at bay, from air conditioner maintenance to 24-hour emergency AC repair. Keep reading to learn more about the possible problems you’re facing and call Arthur Hagar today for an estimate!

Electrical Problems

Corrosion of wires and electric terminals are common issues with faulty AC units. Compressor and fan controls area also prone to problems, particularly in the case of an oversized air conditioning system that keeps turning on and off, which can wear those controls out quickly. These electrical issues can be the underlying cause behind several other problems, such as a broken fan. Faulty wiring can also pose a very real fire hazard, so if you suspect that bad wiring is the root of your air conditioner’s poor performance, contact a professional HVAC technician as soon as possible.

Low Refrigerant

There are several problems that can be caused by low refrigerant. If you feel warm air blowing from the vents or your home takes a long time to cool off, those are both signs of depleted refrigerant. Higher energy bills can also be an indicator, because low refrigerant will cause your AC unit to use more energy than it should to cool your home. You should also watch for ice on the refrigerant line. It may seem like a good thing, since it’s clear sign that your system is cooling things off, but it means that the system isn’t absorbing the heat from your home and that the refrigerant is getting progressively colder without cycling to where it’s needed. Ice can also eventually cause larger problems that need repairs of their own.

If you notice these signs of low refrigerant, there are two likely possibilities. Either the refrigerant wasn’t charged to the manufacturer’s specifications at the time your AC unit was installed or there is a leak. It’s important to diagnose the problem correctly, because adding more refrigerant when there is a leak won’t solve your problem, and as we have addressed in another blog post, leaking refrigerant can be hazardous to your family’s health. Keep your loved ones safe and your air conditioner running in peak condition with expert AC repair services from Arthur Hagar. We’ve been in business for more than 65 years because we do the job right the first time. Call today to schedule your next service call!

Thermostat Sensor Issues

HVAC ThermostatIn a past blog post, we recommended that you check the temperature settings on your thermostat when you notice problems with your air conditioner. If the settings are correct, but you are still having issues, there might be something wrong with the thermostat’s temperature sensor. The sensor is set behind the thermostat control panel, near your air conditioning system’s evaporative coil, and it is made to measure the temperature of the air coming into the coil. If the sensor is displaced, it can throw a wrench in the workings of your AC unit, and your air conditioning might cycle constantly or the cycles may be erratic. A professional technician can check the sensor’s position and ensure that it is working correctly.

Catch these problems before a broken air conditioner leaves you to sweat out the Texas heat — call Arthur Hagar today! We have been Fort Worth’s HVAC specialists since 1949 and we offer all the services you need to stay comfortable through all seasons, whether that means installing a new AC unit or 24-hour emergency air conditioning repair. Explore our site to learn more about all our air conditioning services and schedule your next service call today!

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