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The 3 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems and What Causes Them


At Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling Energy Services, we’ve seen it all. From low refrigerant to frozen compressors and even electrical system failure, our air conditioning repair technicians can diagnose your equipment problems and get your air conditioning system back up and running as quickly as possible.

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Below, you’ll read about some of the most common home air conditioning problems our technicians see every day. We’ll also share the usual causes them so you can get a better understanding of the problems you may be facing and know where to turn for repairs you can trust.

Your System Isn’t Cooling Properly

Refrigerant – If your equipment is 10+ years old, it could be low, or you may have a leak that needs to be repaired.

Sensor Problems – When a sensor becomes dislodged or broken, it can affect the on-off cycle of your equipment.

Thermostat Issues – If the AC cycles correctly but the internal temperature is off, the thermostat may need attention.

Drainage Problems – A clogged drain from the equipment can cause system problems.

Dirty Air Filter – A dirty air filter can limit the airflow and system efficiency.
Your Equipment Isn’t Turning On

Electric Control Failure – From worn compressor and fan controls to issues with your wiring, a number of electrical issues can plague aging and worn air conditioning equipment.

Thermostat – Something as simple as new batteries can be the solution to your system not turning on.

You’re Getting Limited Air Flow

Ductwork problems – Leaks in your home’s ductwork can let cold air escape, causing significant inefficiencies and limited airflow.

Dirty Air Filter – A clogged air filter can not only affect energy costs, but it can restrict airflow and put unnecessary stress on your equipment.

Get an Expert Opinion

If you notice that your air conditioning system is not cooling your home as it should, our experts can take a look and identify the problem for you. Whether you’re having equipment problems that need immediate attention, or you notice a spike in your energy bill and want an expert to help locate the problem, Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling Energy Services is here to help.

Give us a call today at 866-953-8728 or book an appointment online for any one of our energy-saving services.