More Common Problems with Air Conditioners

We went through the three most common air conditioner problems in one of our past posts and knew that it was time to add a few more common problems that can occur with your AC system. To avoid the onset of any major AC problems it is important to get your air conditioning system serviced and thoroughly inspected at the start of every season. Performing routine maintenance, like cleaning or replacing the air filter, will help keep your air conditioner in good working order.

If you are experiencing any of the problems listed below it is important to call us here at KAC Express. We will send one of our HVAC experts to your property to diagnose and repair your air conditioner here in Houston, TX.

Inadequate Cooling

If your air conditioner just isn’t cooling your home no matter how low you set the temperature there could be a few problems that your AC unit is experiencing. For example, your evaporator may be dirty or perhaps your air conditioner is an improper size for the size of your home. However, sometimes a refrigerant leak is the problem, in this case, it is important to have a trained technician perform a thorough leak detection inspection, fix the leak, test the repair, and charge the system with the appropriate amount of refrigerant. If there was no leak detected, your evaporator is clean, and your AC system is the correct size you may have a condenser problem. If your condenser is damaged it may restrict the flow of refrigerant which in turn reduces the amount of cool air that can be produced.

Vent Air Smells

Is the air coming out from your vents producing a foul odor? If so, your condensate drain trap may be dried out, this will allow sewer gases to pass through the line. How does this happen? Well, it could be due to a long season of no AC use or the gravity-fed drain line wasn’t installed with the proper incline. Don’t live with the smell of sewer gases polluting your air conditioned air, call the experts here at KAC Express to get your air conditioner back in tip top shape.

Repeatedly Turns On and Off

If your air conditioner system seems to be sporadically turning off and on your wires and terminals may be destroyed, the condenser unit and evaporator may be dirty, or it could be a sensor problem. If the thermostat sensor behind the control panel is knocked out of place it will cause your air conditioner to behave erratically.

Air Conditioner Unit Floods the Yard

It is common for the air condensation drain to runoff with water that has been extracted from the air. The best solution for combating unwanted floods around your unit is to either reroute the air conditioner drain water or improve the soil around the area. Some ways to reroute the AC drain water is by adding an above ground extension pipe, underground drain pipe, French drain, catch basin, dry well, or collection bucket.