Common Problems That Lead to Air Conditioning Service Posted April 27, 2017 In Tucson, there are a few normal problems that bring homeowners to ask Ambient Air for air conditioning service. We’ve pulled them together for you, so you know what to search for and what could be creating the issues. Lack of maintenance—If you’ve forgotten to schedule regular air conditioner service, you could have to be paying for it in preventable repairs. Your air conditioner can’t run properly if its filters and coils become clogged up with dirt and debris. In reality, this problem often comes before compressors and fans breaking down prematurely. It’s critical to always setup your annual air conditioner service with Ambient Air and inspect your air filters to avert this problem. Leaking refrigerant—Leaking refrigerant can cause a few different issues, including a frozen coil. Unfortunately, you can’t fix a refrigerant leak by adding more refrigerant. This problem needs to be controlled by a specialist who can fix the leak and try it out to make sure it’s truly mended. He or she can also charge your system with the exact amount of refrigerant your air conditioner’s manufacturer specifies, which will make sure that your air conditioner is working at its best. Problems with outdoor unit—Sometimes the outside fan fails to run as it should, which obstructs heat transfer and can cause your air conditioner to overheat and even damage the compressor. If the entire outdoor unit stops working, you could have an issue with wiring or your thermostat. Thermostat issues—It’s pretty standard for homeowners to require air conditioner repairs that arise from trouble with their thermostat. Whether it’s a programming problem or an issue with the sensor or wiring, your professional can help. If you’re in need of air conditioning service in Tucson, or you just have a few questions about your air conditioner, call Ambient Air at 520-201-3871.