The large outdoor condenser unit is perhaps the most noticeable portion of your air conditioner, but it may sometimes get neglected. Large debris and vegetation located near this unit can cause components to struggle, so you should take care to clear any objects that may get in the way of your condenser. But while this may prevent some problems, others may develop over time and require the attention of an experienced professional. Be sure to call for air conditioning repair at the first sign of any of the following problems.
- Broken Condenser Fan/Fan Motor: The fan helps heat to dissipate from the refrigerant into the outside air. So if this part is damaged in any way, you may only feel warm air coming through the vents inside. If a fan blade is bent or loose, or if the motor is malfunctioning, this part needs immediate attention. The problem may be anything from a lack of lubrication to debris in the motor to an electrical problem.
- Faulty Compressor: The compressor is one of the most important components of your air conditioner, and you want to keep this part in top working order to avoid repairs. But if any other part of your air conditioner is broken, your compressor may become overworked and break down, which means you’ll likely need to replace this part entirely. To prevent this, call for repairs at the first sign of damages anywhere in your system, including unusual sounds and limited cooling.
- Dirty Coil: One of the most common problems that causes homeowners to call for repairs is when a coil is too dirty. The indoor coil helps refrigerant to absorb heat while the outdoor coil helps it to release into the air. If the outdoor coil is too dirty, which happens somewhat easily due to its location outdoors, heat cannot dissipate, and you may feel warm air from the vents. If you schedule regular AC maintenance, the technician will clean and adjust this coil to keep problems from occurring later on.
Do you need air conditioning repair in Palm Beach? The experts at Astro Air Inc. have been in business since 1986, so you can count on them for experienced, professional repair work. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so give us a call at the first sign of problems.