HVAC Repair

There is nothing that makes you appreciate your Trane or other manufacturers of air conditioners more than the heat of the summer. When your Glen Carbon, IL home air conditioner starts to malfunction, it may suddenly become a cause of irritation. It’s important to determine the root cause of any issues with your air conditioning condenser and take action to fix them. Here are some of the most common reasons that your air conditioner condenser can break down and how you can recognize it.

Refrigerant Leaks

As the refrigerant travels through the condenser coils’ small tubing, it releases heat and makes its way to the indoor evaporator coils. When leaks form it has the potential to disrupt the balance of the refrigerant. Your system’s refrigerant helps heat transfer, therefore if its level drops as a result of a leak, the entire heat release/cooling process may not function properly. Warm air blowing, freezing, and compressor difficulties are issues that can result from low refrigerant. In order for the system to function properly, the leak must be fixed.

Dirty coils

Dust and dirt naturally accumulate on the condenser coils. A layer of dust and dirt can accumulate on the coils if not properly cleaned at least once a year. This layer will act like insulation on the coils and prevent the refrigerant from releasing the heat and may cause issues with your system’s complete cooling cycle.

Condenser Fan Issue

AC Maintenance

The Condenser fan is the fan on the outside of your unit. This fan aids in the ventilation and assists in removing the heat that is released from the condenser coil and blowing it outside. It is possible for a fan to develop different problems, such as a worn fan belt, motor problems, or wiring issues. All of these factors may have an impact on a fan’s performance, which may directly affect the heat release procedure.

There are a number of reasons for your air conditioning condenser problems, including leaks of refrigerant, dirty coils, and faulty fans. It’s best to have our professionals at B&W Heating and Cooling take a look if you’re having any of these problems. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!