Frequently Asked Questions
At Steve’s Refrigeration, we field a wide variety of questions about AC, heating, and refrigeration systems. We’re happy to help the people of northern Texas with their issues, so here are some frequently asked questions (FAQS) our technicians get.
It could also be an issue with the compressor start relay or the PTC, which jump-starts the motor on the compressor.
- The unit’s door isn’t closing properly, allowing cold air to escape.
- The condenser coils are clogged or dirty, reducing cooling effectiveness.
- The thermostat setting may be wrong.
Freon is like oil in a car in that you don't have to refill it unless it leaks out. To check if your freezer needs freon, unplug it from its power source and turn off the temperature control. If you hear a hissing or gurgling noise inside the unit, your unit has freon; if not, it’s likely low on freon.
- Your system is overheating, so it’s expelling non-heated air to cool down.
- Your filtration system is clogged, allowing for limited airflow, which causes overheating.
- The heating system needs time to warm up.
- Broken Down Parts: An older system that hasn’t been maintained may need replacement parts or fine-tune by a professional. Low refrigerant and slow or stopped fans are some of the most common maintenance issues.
- Not Enough Airflow: Your air conditioner needs proper intake and outtake to provide cool air. If your vents on the unit itself or in the building are covered, you won’t be getting proper AC airflow.
- Capacity or Design issues: If your unit isn’t appropriate for your space— be it too powerful or not powerful enough— you won’t get proper cooling. If your unit is too powerful, it will cycle constantly. If it isn’t strong enough for your space and insulation, it won’t be able to keep up.
For quick answers to your FAQs and reliable service, call our team at Steve’s Refrigeration today at 806-665-2764.