Possible Reasons Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working Properly

Living in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is wonderful, but the hot summers can put anyone to the test. You understand how important it is to keep your air conditioner working. However, your AC system could suddenly stop working under heavy use. Here are some possible reasons:

Leaking Water

If your AC unit is leaking water inside your house, there’s a good chance that the condensate drain is clogged. In the worst case, you might have a broken condensate pump or even a rusted drain pan. Thankfully, a trained comfort specialist can easily fix these problems for you.

If your unit is leaking water outside, it might be normal. On hot and humid days when your AC unit runs a lot, it’s normal for water to puddle under the condenser unit. When the unit leaks under normal circumstances, though, you may need to replace your air filter. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you should schedule maintenance because there are several serious problems that can cause a leaking unit.

Outside Unit Freezing Up

Many situations can lead to your air conditioner freezing up. Some of the most common issues include:

  • Low coolant levels.
  • Stuck contactor.
  • Insufficient airflow because of a clogged filter.
  • Bad blower motor.
  • Cold outside temperatures.

Uneven Cooling Throughout Your House

The first thing that you should check if your AC unit isn’t evenly cooling your house is your vents. Make sure that all of them are open and unblocked. Opening your vents increases airflow and reduces the burden on your HVAC system.

If that doesn’t fix the problem, make sure that your HVAC filter is clean. Again, keeping it clean improves airflow and prevents your system from working too hard.

Another problem might be low refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak or your unit is old, there’s a chance that you’ve run out of refrigerant. In such a situation, you should hire a professional to add more. A professional can also determine if the low refrigerant was the result of a faulty part.

Let Us Help You Keep Your Air Conditioner Working Right

Don’t suffer through a hot Florida summer without a properly working air conditioner. At Ranger Air Conditioning, we can solve all of these air conditioner problems and much more. We even offer 24-hour emergency service for times when you simply can’t wait for repairs. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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