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What’s Wrong With My Air Conditioner?

What’s Wrong With My Air Conditioner?

With these skyrocketing summer temperatures, your air conditioner will continually be running to fight the heat. Sometimes, however, it might not be working well enough.

Is something mechanically wrong with it, or is your unit just old and inefficient? 

Today, we’re going to break down some of the reasons that your air conditioner breaks down on you when you need it the most.

Blocked Outside Unit

When you have central air, it’s easy to forget that an entire portion of your unit resides outside of your home. This portion of the system, known as the condenser, can often get blocked without you realizing it. Foliage such as leaves and plants are very common culprits of this, but the possibilities of blocking the condenser from doing its job are nearly endless. Without the proper amount of space around the condenser unit, it will have to work much harder to produce similar results. Checking outside and clearing it of any debris is a significant first step towards figuring out what is actually wrong with your AC.

Frozen Evaporator Coil

Most homeowners don’t understand what makes an air conditioner work, but we know it all. One of the least apparent issues that could be wrong with your unit is a frozen evaporator coil. Now, we know what you’re thinking. How can a coil freeze in these scorching hot temperatures? Sadly, cold temperatures outside are only one of the possibilities for causing a frozen coil. The other ways are usually also detrimental issues ruining your AC’s functionality, such as a lack of refrigerant or dirty filters. If your evaporator coil is frozen, it means your AC is no longer going to work well until it is fixed. Call us today and get it fixed ASAP, thanks to our air conditioner maintenance throughout Woodridge, IL, and the surrounding areas.

Worn-Out Compressors

Another mechanical aspect of your air conditioner that may be the cause of all of your cooling troubles is a busted compressor. When the compressor is broken, repairs are sometimes not even possible without spending a fortune. The parts themselves usually need replacement due to extensive burn-out damage from refrigerant problems and lack of airflow. Luckily, our team is available to help with the entire repair or replacement process, even offering air conditioning installations in Woodridge, IL, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today if you need help making this massive financial decision.

Other Factors & How We Help

Today, we’ve only really been able to deep dive into three of the many options available when it comes to dysfunctional air conditioning units. In an effort to highlight more, slightly simpler possible culprits, we’ve gone ahead and condensed some in an infographic for you.


If you suspect that any of these problems are occurring in your air conditioning system, please don’t wait to reach out to our team for repairs. Leslie Heating & Cooling is available all year round to keep your home comfortable!


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