Common Air Conditioner Problems & How to Fix Them

Common Air Conditioner Problems & How to Fix Them

Nothing is worse than a faulty air conditioner crashing during the dog days of summer. If your A/C system isn’t cooling, leaks water, or won’t shut off, rest assured that a professional HVAC repair company can handle the problem. With the help of an expert, you can turn a stressful situation into a worry-free one.

Thankfully, Argent Heating & Cooling is here to help. We’re a service provider operating in the Washington, DC, Metro area and have provided professional HVAC services to residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. Learn about Argent Heating & Cooling by calling (703) 281-6300 or checking out our website.

Below, we discuss several common air conditioner problems and how to fix them:

The A/C Isn’t Cooling

This blog focuses on central HVAC systems rather than A/C window units. One of the worst problems such systems can suffer is a complete halt in functioning. If that occurs to your system, check whether all of the vents are open and the thermostat’s settings. If it’s still dysfunctional, check the air filter for debris or dirt that might be clogging it up.

Clogs prevent proper HVAC functioning, as the evaporator coils will freeze. You—or a professional—can clean the air vent using a soft brush, mild soap, and water. If doing so fails to clear the issue, the problem may be your system’s fan or motor. 

Nonetheless, the most reliable way to fix the problem is to call a heating and cooling repair service. Argent Heating & Cooling can do the job for you efficiently and professionally.

The A/C Is Leaking Water

A troublesome and expensive issue, your A/C system may also start to leak. If this happens, turn it off at once. Leaks might result from clogs in your system, specifically your condensate drain line.

While a wet/dry vacuum may help unclog the line, calling a repair technician can provide long-lasting results and require less routine maintenance than DIY attempts at fixing the problem.

The A/C Won’t Stop

An A/C system that doesn’t turn off might indicate the presence of a dirty filter. Old systems—or ones incorrectly sized for your home—may also overstrain their components, cycle too often, or struggle to shut off. 

Buying a new HVAC system might be your best bet if it continues to have issues. Luckily, Argent Heating & Cooling can help with both repairs and replacements.

Other problems you might want to consider if your HVAC will not shut off are:

  • A stuck fan relay
  • An unusable thermostat
  • A short in the thermostat cable

Argent Heating & Cooling offers numerous heating and cooling repair services in addition to assistance with determining your home’s system needs.

The A/C Fan Stops Working

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If your A/C fan stops working, check that no breakers have tripped and ensure its filter remains unblocked. Ice can form on the evaporator—if that happens to your system, allow the ice to melt.

If the issue remains even after that, call an HVAC repair technician. They will need to replace the contacts inside the fan relay, fan belt, or the motor itself. Professionals alone must handle frozen coils.

Argent Heating & Cooling Delivers Professional HVAC Repairs in the Washington, DC, Metro Area

Here at Argent Heating and Cooling, we have the resources and expertise to provide HVAC repair and replacement. From indoor air quality testing to custom home restorations, Argent Heating and Cooling provides the area’s most professional and trusted service for all your HVAC needs. To learn about Argent Heating & Cooling and our services, call (703) 281-6300 or visit our website today.