Common A/C Problems

Before you know it, the temperatures will be soaring, and we will all be cranking up our air conditioning systems here in Texas. It goes without saying that you’ll want to start off the warmer weather months prepared, which means keeping you and your whole family comfortable all day and night. A preemptive air conditioning troubleshooting mission and appropriate air conditioning maintenance can aid you in your goal of smoothly operating air conditioning systems and happy family members (and pets).

It’s crucial to learn about the most common A/C problems so that you can take preventive measures to avoid bigger, costlier repairs down the line. Let’s take a look at some of the most common air conditioning problems, and what to check to get them fixed quickly:

Issue: Water is leaking out of the overflow drain

What to check: There are a few possible causes for this issue. Your condensate line may be backed up, you might have low refrigerant levels, your unit could be out of level, or you could have a dirty air filter.

Issue: Your thermostat is blank

What to check: Make sure you have good batteries in the thermostat (if present), make sure the furnace is plugged in or the switch is in the ON position. Other causes: The thermostat could be bad and need replacing. Additionally, some units have an overflow water switch that shuts the unit down when the main drain is clogged. If this is the issue, the main drain needs to be cleared to correct this.

Issue: Copper lines freezing up or icing up

What to check: Check your air filter to see if it is dirty. Other causes: This could be caused by low refrigerant, a blower motor out or running below normal speeds, or dirty coils on the unit.

Issue: Little or no air flow coming from vents

What to check: First thing, check your air filter to ensure that it isn’t too dirty. Other causes: Reduced or absent air flow can be a result of blower motor failure, or by low refrigerant levels.

When in doubt, give Gentry Air Conditioning a call for help with all of your common A/C problems! Our experienced professional HVAC technicians are here for you anytime, to help you keep your system running smoothly and your home a comfortable haven no matter what the weather brings.