With temperatures in Punta Gorda Isles often reaching scorching levels, your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable. Although preventive AC maintenance helps ease that workload, the stress and strain can eventually cause your cooling system to malfunction. The sooner you notice one of these common issues and call an HVAC contractor, the better for your comfort and safety.
Clogged Condensate Drain Line
Your AC system removes heat out of the air, extracting water vapor. The condensate line’s purpose is to safely drain that excess moisture out of your home. If you don’t inspect the drain line regularly, it can lead to these issues:
- Freezing your air conditioning system and resulting in a costly repair
- Causing the drain pan to overflow and contaminating your home
- Damaging property and other valuables around your home
Frozen Evaporator Coils
If your air conditioner’s evaporator coil freezes, it usually means a dirty air filter or clogged ducts have restricted airflow. Low refrigerant levels can also cause your indoor evaporator coil to freeze and lead to breakdowns.
Speaking of refrigerant, if your AC has low levels of it, it likely means it wasn’t fully charged or it has a leak. If it’s the latter case, you’ll need a trained comfort specialist to repair it before charging the AC with the right amount of refrigerant. The refrigerant’s charge should match the manufacturer’s requirements.
Electric Control Malfunction
If your AC system frequently turns on and off, it might mean your compressor and fan controls have worn out. And this can be the result of corroded wires and terminals. To ensure your air conditioning system isn’t posing a safety risk to your family, a comfort specialist should check all electrical connections.
Frayed and Faulty Wiring
A tripped circuit breaker can cause your AC not to start, which usually stems from frayed and faulty wiring. To prevent a fire hazard, use caution and contact an HVAC contractor to inspect your air conditioning system thoroughly.
If you think your air conditioning system is experiencing one of the aforementioned problems, contact Executive Cooling and Heating at (941) 655-9070 for a rapid response AC repair. As a proven Trane Comfort Specialist, we’re experienced at repairing the latest and greatest systems on the market.