Although there are potentially hundreds of reasons why your Mobile home’s central air conditioner may need to be looked at by a certified contractor, there are a couple of reasons that are quite common. Recognizing what they are may help you to understand what a technician means when they outline the options for resolving the problem. Here are the top 5 list of problems that may cause your AC unit to fail. Review the Top 5 list below and if any of these scenarios exist in your home, please schedule an HVAC inspection.
- Wrong wiring
Incorrect, haphazard or uncertified A/C wiring is risky and a probable fire hazard. Bad wiring can prevent the system from getting power or can short the circuit breaker.
- Depleted refrigerant
Refrigerant (typically referred to as Freon) is the chemical that cools the air inside your air conditioning system. Low refrigerant may suggest a leak or problem with the refrigerant system. If your air conditioning system needs to be recharged with refrigerant, 90% of the time that means there is a leak. All refrigerant leaks should be found and repaired. For news about the phase out of R-22 refrigerant in the United States, we highly recommend you to visit the U.S. EPA website.
- Outside fan is not working
The fan on your air conditioner outside is responsible for transferring the heat from your Mobile home to the outside air. If the fan on the outside unit doesn’t operate properly, proper heat transfer cannot take place and the air conditioning compressor may overheat and trip the safety overload. This action can lead to internal damage to the compressor.
- Outside unit not functional
This typically indicates a significant reduction of power, contactor problems or even a broken thermostat.
- Frozen coil
A frozen coil often indicates an issue with the airflow, such as restrictions caused by dirty air filters or blocked return air ductwork. Frozen indoor coils could also be caused by low refrigerant.
Best practices suggest that the most effective way for a Mobile area homeowner to prevent these simple problems is by participating in a preventive maintenance program. Bad wiring, low refrigerant and airflow problems can be uncovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, a professionally qualified, NATE-certified technician can quickly analyze the problem area and apply the necessary repairs. Call or contact us today for an evaluation!