What Could Go Wrong With My Air Conditioner?


Issues with your Air Conditioner

On a hot summer day, the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is a broken air conditioner. While regular air conditioner maintenance can prevent many problems, air conditioners can and do break down, often at the most inconvenient time. Our HVAC technicians at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield explain what can go wrong with air conditioners and how you can prevent the need for an emergency air conditioner repair.

Refrigerant Leak

The refrigerant can leak out of the coils or the tubing of the air conditioner. When this happens, the cooling system will not be able to produce enough cooled air. It might even blow out warm or hot air from the air vents.

Broken Capacitor

The capacitor is an electrical component that gives the air conditioner’s fan a boost of power upon system start-up. When the capacitor breaks down, the fan will be unable to start. The system could overheat and will not be able to perform cooling cycles until the capacitor is replaced.

Blown Motor

The air conditioner’s motor powers the fan. A blown motor means the fan cannot dissipate heat. Most air conditioners will not even turn on if the motor breaks.

Air Flow Problems

Air flow problems can result from a dirty air filter, bent fan blade, air handler problem or obstruction in the duct work. Problems with the air flow means that not enough cool air will reach the living space in the home. The system will cycle more frequently as it attempts to reach the temperature setting on the thermostat.

Lack of Maintenance

A lack of air conditioner maintenance or failure to do an annual air conditioner inspection could result in age and wear and tear problems such as a buildup of dirt, lack of lubrication in the motor, or dirty condensate drain. Any of these problems can cause the air conditioner to break down.

As your Springfield air conditioner company, we maintain and repair air conditioners. If something goes wrong with your cooling system, call us at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of Springfield today at 417-886-3456.