The heat and humidity in Atlanta can make living without a working air conditioner miserable. If your air conditioner has stopped working, mechanical problems may be the cause. Read on to learn more about common mechanical problems that make AC repairs necessary.
Your air conditioner contains multiple electrical components that must work together. If just one of these components fails, your entire system could stop working.
One common problem is the malfunction of breakers or fuses connected to your air conditioner. These components are designed to prevent overheating. If either component fails, overheating may permanently damage the motor. In this case, AC repairs may not be enough to revive your unit.
Evaporator and condenser coils located in your air conditioner may be susceptible to corrosion or a buildup of debris. Both issues can lead to mechanical problems. The best way to avoid costly AC repairs related to corrosion or dirty coils is to invest in regular maintenance. If your coils need cleaning or replacement, you may notice that your air conditioner has trouble effectively cooling your home. You may also notice that your cooling bills increase because your air conditioner needs to work harder to compensate for the damaged coils.
Mechanical problems may lead to a leak in your air conditioner that causes low refrigerant. When refrigerant leaks from the system, the air that blows into your home will likely be warm. Inefficient cooling, hissing noises, or a buildup of ice on the exterior of your unit are all signs that you have a refrigerant leak. If you have a refrigerant leak, the Department of Energy advises that AC repairs will be necessary to prevent further damage.
For more information about preventing mechanical problems that could cause your home to be uncomfortably warm, check out Zack Hammonds A/C Heating Refrigeration’s air conditioning repair services or call (770) 661-0334.