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Why Is My AC Not Working? Understanding Common AC Problems

Summer in the Houston, Texas area can be harsh without a functional air conditioner. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Why is my AC not working?” you’re not alone. AC issues are a common headache for many homeowners. Thankfully, understanding the causes of common AC problems can help you to get your system back up and running as swiftly as possible. That’s what Eddie’s Heating & Air Conditioning is here for. Let’s dive into some of these issues and what can be done about them.

Frozen Evaporator Coils

Your air conditioner’s evaporator coil needs warm air around it to work effectively. When something goes wrong with the airflow and the evaporator coil gets too cold, a layer of ice can build up on the outside. When that happens, you’ll get warm air or no air at all coming from your AC. Regular maintenance and cleaning of the filters are critical in preventing this issue.

Leaking Ducts

The ductwork that runs through your walls and ceilings carries the cooled air from your air conditioner throughout your house. But if there are holes or breaks in the ducts (which can be caused by rodents or years of wear and tear), that precious cooled air ends up inside your walls where it’s not doing anyone any good.

Thermostat Issues

Sometimes the trouble with your air conditioning system can be as simple as a malfunctioning thermostat. Whether it’s a programming problem or an issue with the sensor or the wiring, a faulty thermostat can lead to uneven cooling or a complete shutdown of the AC system.

Low Refrigerant

The refrigerant is the substance your air conditioner uses to remove heat and humidity from the air in your home. If your system develops leaks in the refrigerant lines, you can end up with not enough refrigerant to effectively cool the air. Unfortunately, fixing this issue isn’t as simple as adding more refrigerant; a trained technician needs to find and repair any leaks.

Dirty Condenser Coils

Condenser coils, part of the outdoor unit of your AC, expel heat removed from the air outside your house. If they get covered in dirt and grime, they can’t work effectively. This leads to an increased strain on the system, which can eventually result in system failure.

Fan Problems

Your air conditioner has two fans: one that blows indoor air over your unit’s evaporator coil to cool the air, and one that blows air over the outdoor unit’s condenser to expel the absorbed heat outside the building. If either of those fans isn’t working correctly, you’ll end up with poor airflow and air conditioner problems.

The Eddie’s Heating & Air Conditioning Solution

If your AC isn’t working as it should, you don’t have to face it alone. At Eddie’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re here to help identify and resolve your AC issues, whether they’re due to dirty condenser coils, low refrigerant, or a myriad of other possibilities. Our trained technicians will diagnose the issue, provide an upfront estimate, and get your AC back up and running as swiftly as possible. From AC repair to AC installation and everything in between, Eddie’s Heating & Air Conditioning has got you covered in the Houston area. 

Never let AC problems ruin your summer. Contact Us, and enjoy the cool, refreshing air that you and your family deserve.