Keep an Eye Out for These Air Conditioner Problems

As the weather outside continues to warm up, more and more people are going to start using their air conditioning systems on a daily basis to keep cool. That means more stress on the air conditioners, which means a greater chance of problems developing. Let’s take a look at some of the problems that can damage your air conditioner.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil is the part of the air conditioner responsible for evaporating refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the air flowing over it. The air temperature around the coil drops as a result of this process, and condensation forms on the coil. The constant flow of warm air from the rest of the house keeps the coil from freezing, but it’s a delicate balance. If the flow of warm air is interrupted, the condensate on the coil will freeze. A frozen evaporator coil will not be able to siphon thermal energy from the air in the home, causing a drop in output. Call for repairs if you notice ice building up on your air conditioner.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is where your air conditioner turns itself on and off every couple of minutes. This is an extremely damaging behavior that can shorten the life of the air conditioner as well as cause parts of the system to break down. This kind of problem can be caused by a couple of different things, including a damaged compressor. Regardless of the cause, though, the effects are what matters. If you notice that your air conditioner is short cycling, you should immediately turn it off and call for repairs. The faster you get it fixed, the longer your air conditioner is likely to live.

Call Certified Air Systems, Inc. for a full range of air conditioning repairs throughout Maitland, FL. 

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