Experiencing HVAC issues during summer isn’t fun for any Colonial Heights, VA homeowner. For this reason, it’s important to keep an eye out for issues with your AC condenser, which is the outdoor component of your system. If your condenser isn’t functioning properly, your air conditioner won’t be able to keep your home cool. Below are three common condenser issues that require repairs.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are a common cause for condenser failure, especially during the cooling season when your air conditioner is working harder to keep your home comfortable. Leaks can occur inside your AC condenser or within seals and faulty tubes.

If you suspect of a leak or see wet spots around your condenser, contact skilled service technicians to analyze and repair the issue before it leads to a complete breakdown.

Blocked Airflow

Your AC condenser works by releasing the heat inside your home into the air outside. Therefore, it needs adequate airflow to function efficiently. Make sure that you don’t have any plants, shrubs or trees obstructing your unit and blocking its airflow. Otherwise, your condenser will have to work harder to circulate air, which can cause a complete system breakdown.

If you feel your system is sending warm air into your home instead of doing the opposite, this might indicate your AC condenser’s airflow is being blocked. When this happens call skilled service technicians to repair your unit.

Dirty Coils

Since your AC condenser is located outside, its surface tends to accumulate dust, dirt and debris like fallen leaves and grass. Over time, these particles can find their way into your system’s coils. As a result, your unit can suffer from punctured components.

Proper maintenance can help prevent this issue. We recommend scheduling a tune-up twice a year to have a professional clean and adjust every component of your system.

Our team at Foster Plumbing & Heating, Inc. cares about your overall comfort. Learn more about our expert AC repair and maintenance services to ensure a happy and comfortable summer ahead for you and your family.

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