Watch Out For These Common Air Conditioning Problems

Watch Out For These Common Air Conditioning Problems

Common Air Conditioning Problems

The story always goes the same way:

It’s the hottest day of the entire year in Middle Tennessee. It just so happens to also be the day you decided to throw a huge party at your house. All of a sudden, the air conditioning turns off. “That can’t be right…”, you think. You go to your unit and it’s not working at all! Was this a sudden accident or a common air conditioning problem?

There are a multitude of reasons why your air conditioning unit could have broken. However, the most common causes are ones you might have been able to catch ahead of time!

Little to No Maintenance

As a rule of thumb, you should always have your HVAC unit and system inspected by a professional and local technician. This preventative maintenance is in place to stop common air conditioning problems like the one you hypothetically experienced on the hottest day of the year.  Remember to schedule your HVAC maintenance at least once a year!

Fan Issues

The fan outside of your AC unit is responsible for directing excess heat away from the system. However, if it cannot do its job, the inevitable happens — a broken AC unit. Always check the outside fan for any signs of damage, slow movement, and anything else that may look suspicious. Of course, if you are not comfortable identifying the warning signs of a broken outside fan, the ac repair  professionals at Hatton’s HVAC Solutions are here to help!

Look Out for Refrigerant Leaks

When you happen to notice that your air conditioning refrigerant is alarmingly low, that’s the first sign of a leak. Your first instinct might be to simply add more refrigerant. But remember, there’s a leak, it won’t do much good to continually add refrigerant. Instead, you’ll need to call on an AC technician to identify the location of and repair the leak. Otherwise you will continue to have a leaky AC unit and ultimately high energy bills each month!

Trust Murfreesboro’s Top HVAC Technicians

No matter if your unit suddenly breaks down on the worst possible day of the year, or you’re curious to see if your system is still in top shape, you can rely on Hatton’s HVAC Solutions to get the job done. We take pride in our ability to provide timely HVAC service with the utmost quality in mind to customers around the Middle Tennessee area. Now that you know the most common air conditioning problems, learn 3 ways to make your air conditioning unit last longer.