5 Common Household AC Unit Issues
Repairing a broken air conditioner is both expensive and inconvenient, especially when it malfunctions in the heat of summer. The best way to avoid discomfort and repair bills is to have your AC unit regularly serviced and tuned up by an experienced HVAC professional. We’ve also compiled a list of common issues that homeowners can identify or troubleshoot themselves.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about our convenient scheduled maintenance plans, call John Nugent & Sons at 703-291-1926, or contact us online today.
Air Conditioning Issues & Troubleshooting Tips From John Nugent & Sons
- Outside AC Unit Is Leaking Water
If your AC is leaking some water on a hot or humid day while the unit is running, it’s nothing to be concerned about. When the outside temperature is 60 degrees or lower and the AC is running, the unit might freeze up a little and leak water when it melts; this is also normal. There are, however, other reasons your outside unit might leak water that indicate a problem:
- Air filter needs to be replaced
- Faulty installation
- Clogged drainpipe
- Low coolant
- Cracked condensate pan
- Evaporator Coil Is Frozen
Your air conditioner’s evaporator coil can freeze if the unit doesn’t receive enough airflow to operate properly. Obstructed vents or ducts, a dirty air filter, or a fan malfunction are possible causes of the insufficient airflow within the system.
Why Choose John Nugent & Sons for Your AC Service?
Family-owned and -operated, John Nugent & Sons has been providing high-quality service with a personal touch to homeowners in their community since 1975. All of our HVAC professionals are experienced, licensed, bonded, and insured, and are dedicated to offering only the best products and top-notch customer service. We offer free estimates and are available for emergency AC service calls if your system is malfunctioning.
If you are in need of AC service or repair, call the experts at 703-291-1926, or you can conveniently schedule online.