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What are some common problems with central air conditioning systems?

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Some common problems with central air conditioners include faulty wiring, low Freon levels, failure of the outside fan or unit to work, and the coil freezing. Most of these problems can be avoided through preventative maintenance.

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Faulty wiring in the air conditioning unit can lead to the circuit beaker being tripped or the unit not receiving proper power. This is usually due to poor installation. When Freon leaks from an air conditioning unit, the refrigerant system must be recharged. Problems with the external fan can lead to internal damage to the compressor, which may in turn trigger the safety overload. A non-functional fan keeps heat transfer from properly occurring. Coils in the unit can freeze without enough Freon in the system or because of dirty air filters.

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