Having your ductless air conditioner break down on you is never a pleasant or convenient thing. Fortunately, it’s also almost never a thing that happens suddenly and without warning. If you keep an eye out, you can recognize the signs of a problem before your air conditioner breaks down completely. One of the biggest signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is that it will stop cooling properly. Read on for more information about why your air conditioner isn’t cooling properly, and what to do about it.
Refrigerant is the lifeblood of the air conditioning system, responsible for actually transferring heat from inside the home outside. It is not consumed by the air conditioner, but is instead recycled during operation. If a leak develops in the refrigerant line, it will drain the system of the fluid it needs to cool your home properly. This will definitely cause a drop in overall output.
Frozen Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is the part that evaporates refrigerant in order to cool the home. If the air flow to the coil is cut off, as can sometimes happen if the air filter becomes clogged, the temperature around the coil will drop so low that it freezes over. This prevents the coil from properly siphoning heat from the air, which causes a drop in output. If you notice ice forming on your air conditioner, you should call for professional repairs right away.
Both of the above symptoms indicate a serious problem with your air conditioner, one that can result in the entire system breaking down. If you suspect either of these problems is occurring, it is very important that you call us as soon as possible.
Contact Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for all your ductless air conditioning repair needs. We serve the entire Alexandria, VA area.