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4 Common AC Problems

Having a working AC is essential to keeping your home comfortable in the warmer months of the year. Here in Hueytown, we must keep our air conditioners in peak condition. If you’ve ever experienced an Alabama summer without one, you know how miserable it can be!

At Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical, we perform Hueytown AC repairs to eliminate common problems with your cooling system. To avoid frequent air conditioner repairs, here are a few possible causes of these problems and how to fix them.

1. Your AC Won’t Turn On

When your AC doesn’t turn on, it can be very frustrating. Many factors can lead to this problem, including:

  • Electrical control failure
  • Frozen evaporator coil
  • Dead thermostat batteries
  • Tripped circuit breaker
  • Incorrect thermostat settings

Since many scenarios can cause your AC to stop turning on, there isn’t one simple solution. Before you call a professional, change the batteries in your thermostat. If this doesn’t solve the problem, check and see if your circuit breaker has been tripped.

If the problem isn’t caused by your thermostat or circuit breaker, it will likely be harder to fix! Before attempting to perform any complex repairs on your unit, call Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical for professional advice and service options.

2. Your AC Turns On And Off Frequently

If your AC is constantly turning on and off, you should take it as a sign that something is wrong. The continuous start-and-stop of the machine wears out the parts and shortens the lifespan of your system. This problem is most often caused by an issue with the sensor in your unit.

Typically, the sensor is placed near the evaporator coil, which determines the room temperature. If the sensor is moved out of position, it won’t accurately measure the temperature, leading to the frequent start-and-stop of the unit. Although some homeowners choose to fix this problem themselves, it’s tricky to know where the sensor is located. An HVAC professional can solve this issue, helping your system run at regular intervals.

3. Your AC Isn’t Draining Properly

Hueytown is no stranger to humidity, but did you know that even your AC isn’t a fan of humid air? On muggy days, your air conditioner’s drainage pipe can become clogged, which leads to the unwanted growth of mold, fungus and mildew. This can also lead to strange smells in your AC. Dirt and dust also commonly clog the drainage pipe.

Your AC can shut down or stop working properly if the drainage pipe is clogged. The best way to avoid these clogs is to schedule an AC tune-up at least once a year. Tune-ups are preventative maintenance that helps your AC system work well for a long time. Professionals recommend scheduling a tune-up for your HVAC system in the fall and in the spring.

4. Your Evaporator Coil Is Frozen

Your AC is built to produce cool air. However, sometimes all that cool air gets trapped inside the unit, which causes the evaporator coil to freeze. Your evaporator coil is important because it absorbs the warm air from inside your home and tells the sensor the temperature of your home. The following airflow issues can cause a frozen evaporator coil:

  • Broken fan
  • Blocked ducts or vents
  • Dirty air filter

To determine the culprit of your frozen evaporator coil, contact an HVAC technician who knows what problems to look for.

Contact Us To Prevent Frequent AC Repairs

The best way to avoid frequent AC repairs is to schedule a tune-up once per year. Preventative maintenance can help deter even the most common air conditioner repairs. Although these tune-ups may not seem critical t, they prevent more expensive problems in the future!

If you’re interested in scheduling a tune-up or an air conditioning repair, contact Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical. We perform reliable Hueytown HVAC repairs and address the common problems your system may face. Contact us today to schedule your next service!

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