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Common Problems with Air Conditioning

Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 8:00 am

As the temperature begins to rise in Melbourne, FL, homeowners throughout the area are looking for ways to improve their cooling systems. No matter what the age, condition, or make of your air conditioner, at some point in its lifespan, it may require repair. While not all air conditioning systems are alike, there are some common problems that arise. We’d like to inform you about several such issues, so that you can readily identify them. Once you know your AC has a problem, you can seek the expert care of a technician. For air conditioning repair in Melbourne, FL, call Next Generation today! 

While the causes of these common problems are by no means straightforward, your local professional will be able to rapidly diagnose and recommend a solution. Let’s take a look:

  • Inadequate cooling: If your AC won’t cool adequately, it can be incredibly frustrating. After all, energy costs being what they are, we want to make sure that we are getting the most from our cooling systems. There are a few different causes of this problem, including a clogged air filter or a duct leak. Both of these can negatively impact the passage of cool air into the home.
  • AC won’t turn on: More often than not, this is an electrical problem. Depending on the condition of your electrical system, you may have a wiring malfunction somewhere. Alternatively, you may have only tripped the circuit breaker or blown a fuse, both of which, however, can indicate an inadequate supply of electrical power to your unit. This can also indicate a problem with the thermostat. It may need to be calibrated or may have been improperly installed.
  • Frozen coil: When cold air gets trapped within the air handler with nowhere to go, it can cause the evaporator coil to freeze up. As with any material attached to the surface of your AC coils, frost can significantly impact the effectiveness and efficiency of your air conditioning system. This is often due to a clogged air filter, or a blower malfunction.

These are by no means the only problems that can occur with your AC system, but they are among the most common. For Melbourne, FL air conditioning repair, call Next Generation today! 

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