10 common Air conditioners repair issues

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 90% of American households now have some form of air conditioning more than any country in the world . Obviously air conditioners have become more and more desirable to keep the indoor environment cool and comfortable.

Constant and long usage results in malfunctioning of your air conditioners and requires repairing.  Its good to have some basic air conditioner maintenance but  it’s efficient to look for a certified air conditioner service.

10 common Air conditioners repair issues

Having trouble  with you air conditioner? Don’t panic! Relax ! Below are some of the most common problems encountered using an air conditioner and how to fix it !  

  • Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant  is a type of chemical which is accountable for the heat exchange process  . This is what  air conditioners are made for !  Leaking Refrigerant is a severe problem.  As air conditioners are designed to work with a specific amount Refrigerant now as the level drops the ability of air conditioner to remove heat from the room fails , calling an air conditioner service  should be your next move .

  • Drainage problem

Drain line removes the moisture from the air in you home . Dirt is present everywhere and just like filter the drain line can also collect dirt ,dust and grease.  Because of this dirt the drain pan will be clogged and water leak out causing damage to your air conditioner . Look for leaks and book for an air conditioning service appointment .

  • Evaporator coil

Coils absorb heat in the air and throw it back into the room as cold air . Now these coil can be corroded and require maintenance if your AC unit is blowing warm air ,this may be issue and calling for air conditioner service will be a good option .

  • Is the Thermostat on right setting ?

Thermostat is a smart program which makes you control your house temperature easily . The most common AC problem can be caused by faulty Thermostat or incorrect Thermostat settings. Its the  centre of your home is cooling system. If your Thermostat is damaged it can cost you a lot . The best way to deal with this is to call for an air conditioner service anytime and repair your air conditioner.

  • Dirty condenser coil

Condenser coil is placed outside .

It helps to get rid of the heat removed from the air by expelling out the building, but the coil gets covered with dirt , dust and stop working.  As heat transfer is impeded and the unit has to work harder and leading to Increased wear on the part and ultimately to failure.  We suggest scheduling and air conditioning repair or tune up air service once a year .

  • Strange noises from compressor

Have you ever heard some strange noises such as screeching  clanging ,rattling or thumping then your motor is in trouble or faulty belt that might break.

  • Fan problems

Fan helps to provide  cool air in your room .when these fan motor began to fail or aren’t lubricated properly, they lose their ability to circulate air within the home. Fix an appointment with a certified air conditioner service to solve this issue.


  • Wiring

Careless, loose or uncertified air conditioner wiring is not only bad for your air conditioners but is dangerous too. Make sure your wiring is upto the point.

Utilization of your air conditioner heavily throughout the summer season, the  electrical connections begin to malfunction. Issues with the wiring in you air conditioner may prevent the system from starting . Out advice is to call for a trusted and safe air conditioning repair service.

  • Dirty Filter

One of the  major problem of air conditioning malfunction  is a clogged or dirty filter. Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions as to how often to change your air filter. Some are monthly, others every three months, while some are reusable and should be cleaned when they are dirty. One way to determine if a filter needs to be cleaned is to check if any light passes through it. If not, it’s time to clean it. Dirty filters not only reduce the flow of air but can also cause the AC unit to freeze. If still, the issue is unsolved then it needs to be repaired and you have to call for a good air conditioner repair service

  • Is It Too Sunny Inside?
    If your window AC is in a window that gets direct sunlight in the heat of the day, it’ll have to work harder to cool your space. If you have a choice, move it to a shadier spot. If not, keep your shades and curtains are drawn during the day to block the sun and prevent it from heating your house. 



Comprehensive, professional and honest is the best way to describe this company!  Heating Cooling Virginia were assigned to us by our home warranty to access an issue with our HVAC system. On the day of our appointment, they called ahead to notify us that they were on the way and arrived between the allotted hours provided by the warranty company. These guys were extremely knowledgeable and explained the issue to my husband in detail. They even had my husband come to the unit and showed him the cause of the issue. Our unit had a clogged drain line that was not allowing the water to drain properly from the unit.

After diagnosing the problem, they informed us that the unit needed to be cleaned. The cleaning service was not covered by our home warranty and there would be an additional charge. Since we were referred by our home warranty company, they did apply a discounted rate to the price.  Understanding our warranty only covers replacement parts, we appreciated the discount and their fair pricing. Within an hour, they completed the full cleaning of the unit which included evaporator coils and the drain line.  

When the service was completed, we provided an electronic receipt that detailed the work completed, recommended additional services needed, and a limited warranty. I would highly recommend this company! Thank you for an excellent experience! – Crystal S.

I Requested a quote 
 for heating duct work on 2/22.  These guys replied back in a short time.  We set the day and time for a home visit.  He and his helper arrived on time the day scheduled.  They surveyed the area to determine what what was  needed to solve my problem.   I  accepted his reasonable estimate and set the date and time to do the work.   He and his helper arrived on time, made contact with me and went right to work on the project.  The two men  man together completed the job and in a reasonable amount of time I had heat flowing.  I haven’t dealt with this company before, but decided to give him a try.  The two did a great job, was professional courteious and cleaned up afterwards.  I am glad I called  him.  I will call him for all my future projects.  He told me if my job needed,  wasn’t in his expertise,  he will refer a reptible business to me.  That I like, referrals.  Thanks to them the Wife and I are comfortable now.  I defiantly recommend Heating Cooling Virginia For, A.C. and any home repairs . – Joseph H

How do I know if I need a new air conditioner?

3 signs to look for-

  1. Air Conditioning unit has reached the end of the lifespan. An air conditioner lines up to 10-15 years.
  2. Runs inefficiently – it takes too much time to cool your room and has higher energy bills. This is when you need to replace your air conditioner.
  3. Frequent air conditioning maintenance – your air conditioning unit is demanding frequent repairs and service replacing it should be your next move.

When should I call for repairs?

Ideally if you stick to regular maintenance you shouldn’t need residential HVAC repair and services but if any of the following heating and problems occur contact us immediately-

  1. The ignition light is malfunctioning
  2. The flame sensor does not defect flames properly
  3. The motor is showing signs of disrepair
  4. Thermostat is faulty

Can I do the maintenance myself?

There is no substitute for a professional residential HVAC service . However there are few simple tips that you   can follow-

Inspect the heating stranger for any leaks these symptoms can be costly to repair so spotting them early is important do not attempt to repair them yourself. Tune in for furnace cleaning services.

Clean the heat exchanger for any dirt that may have gathered overtime. keeping it clean is key for peak performance.

At what temperature should I set my thermostat?

In the summertime, the average temperature setting is  75-80°F.

How do I find out if my unit is under warranty?

Check the label on the outer surface of your equipment to determine its manufacture date. If it’s less than five years old, there’s a good chance that your equipment is covered by warranty. Contact the manufacturer for more details.

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