We provide expert diagnosis & fast repair of all AC issues
The best way to prevent problems with an air conditioning system is to have the system maintained regularly – before problems develop. But sometimes even regular AC service can’t prevent malfunctions. When your AC system isn’t working as it should, make sure to call in an experienced technician.
Pipe Works Services has a team of licensed HVAC technicians with the tools and knowledge to help keep your home or business cool and comfortable during the hot summer months.
We provide expert, fast-response air conditioning repairs for homeowners in Madison, Chatham, Summit, and Northern and Central New Jersey. Contact us today for a no-obligation estimate!
Common air conditioner problems
- Dirty coils. A central AC system or mini-split air conditioner will have two coils: an evaporator coil in the air handler and a condensing coil in the system’s outdoor module. Over time, these coils accumulated a buildup of dirt and debris that can diminish system efficiency by as much as 30%. Professional coil cleaning will solve this problem
- Burned-out compressor motor. This motor is located in the outdoor module for your AC system. Call Pipe Works Services if the motor starts to sound loud or different when it’s operating. Motor life can be shortened when other parts of the system aren’t properly maintained.
- Blocked condensate drain. Your AC system doesn’t just cool the air; it also removes humidity. When airborne moisture condenses in the air handler, the resulting water (condensate) should drain outside or to an interior drain line. If the condensate drain becomes blocked, this could result in water damage. In other cases, condensate drain blockage triggers an overflow switch that automatically shuts off the system. Cleaning & clearing the condensate drain should be a part of your system’s regular service.
- Leaking refrigerant. The refrigerant in an air conditioner is supposed to circulate in a sealed system that doesn’t leak or consume the material. If your AC system is low on refrigerant, it’s always better to find and fix the leak than to keep adding refrigerant.
- Blower problems. Located in the air handler, the blower simultaneously pushes conditioned air through supply ducts to your living space and pulls an equal volume of indoor air back (through return ducts) to be reconditioned. Common problems in this area include an unbalanced fan, a bad blower motor, or a faulty drive belt.
- Leaky ductwork. This problem won’t cause a system failure, but it can diminish the efficiency of a central air conditioning system by as much as 40%. Pipe Works Services can inspect your ductwork system to determine if sealing or duct insulation are appropriate repairs to improve system performance.
Don’t ignore the signs of an air conditioning problem.