The 5 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems Homeowners in Northern Colorado Must Face

Air Conditioner Repair in Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, & Longmont


In Northern Colorado, having a fully functioning air conditioner is not a luxury, but a necessity during the hot summer months. Your home can quickly become unbearable when your AC starts to malfunction or breakdown altogether. The reality of the matter is that if you don’t address your central air conditioning problem early on and just let it be, you’re likely to have a bigger headache waiting for you ahead, needing a replacement air conditioner instead of just AC repairs. We here at SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. recommend getting your air conditioner and the rest of your HVAC system regularly inspected and maintained by professional HVAC technicians. Doing so will help prevent future problems with your air conditioner and keep your whole family out of the sweltering heat this summer, in a comfortable, cool home.  

SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is proud to have been providing high-quality HVAC services you can rely on to our customers all around the Front Range for more than 10 years. Our AC inspections, maintenance, and repair services are guaranteed to be conducted accurately, professionally, and swiftly. We always put our customers first, and pride ourselves on providing honest, professional service. If your air conditioner is on the fritz, contact us anytime, 24/7, to get the reliable support you need. 

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  • Goodman
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Problems with Your Air Conditioner?

Even if you get regular HVAC inspections and maintenance, issues will occur at some point in the lifecycle of the air conditioner, sooner or later. A good way to be ready for this is to add the phone number of an air conditioning service company in Loveland or whatever nearby region you live in already in your phone (SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning’s phone number is 970-355-3555, FYI). A key to successfully dealing with an AC problem is to get a fast response. Unlike other companies, when you call SWAN, within the blink of an eye one of your experienced HVAC technicians will be dispatched to your home. Other companies may be booked for one or two weeks out during the summer, but guarantee much faster HVAC diagnostic support.

5 Most Common Problems Air Conditioners Have

As promised, here are the top five most common issues that can arise when your air conditioning unit stops working properly. In the face of any of these problems, you can simply call SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning in Loveland to get it fixed.

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#1: Air Filter Issues

One of the most common problems people face in the Front Range with their air conditioner is overestimating the amount of time that a single AC filter remains useful. Just like your toothbrush, there are times when it needs to be replaced to ensure effectiveness. Failing to change your air filters is kind of like neglecting to change the oil in your vehicle. Different units will recommend different lengths of time for replacing the AC filter, but oftentimes be aware that it is going to be “months” and not “years”, to ensure proper operation.

Another problem with air filters is when they get clogged. A clogged filter will both decrease your air conditioner’s energy efficiency and reduce its ability to keep the air in your house cool. The most reliable way to check if your air filters are clogged or need replacing is to schedule a professional cleaning (which we offer as part of our special, discounted AC tune-up package here at SWAN). If it’s been a while since you last changed your air filters, give us a call!

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#2: Low Refrigerant Levels

The chemical that actually cools the air in your air conditioner is called refrigerant. If the level of refrigerant gets too low, perhaps because there is a leak, it needs to be addressed to prevent both significant temperature fluctuations and damage occurring to your coils. Leaving your HVAC system running when it has low refrigerant over-time is likely to lead to even more costly repairs than simply fixing a leak.

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#3: A Frozen Coil

Often caused by low refrigerant levels, a frozen coil can also be caused by restricted airflow (such as when the ductwork or air filter are dirty), and needs to be addressed ASAP to avoid more severe damages to your HVAC system.

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#4: The External Fan is Broken

When the external fan stops working, it means the air conditioner is no longer able to transfer heat from inside your home out. This can easily lead to the compressor overheating and may even trip the safety overload. Sometimes this leads to damage to the AC compressor itself. That’s why, if you ever notice that your fan is not running when the AC is on, call your local air conditioning contractors as soon as possible.

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#5: Wiring Problems

Faulty wiring is usually caused by the air conditioner not being set up correctly when it was first installed. You can tell if there is faulty wiring when, for example, the air that is being produced is warm instead of cool. If the air that is coming out of your vents is not as cool as it should be, it may be a good impetus to get your AC inspected.

The SWAN Advantage

If you need any air conditioning services in Northern Colorado, SWAN is here to help. We provide dedicated, personal service, high-quality installations and repairs, best-rated brands, and we are fully licensed and insured. Let our family-owned and -operated HVAC company based in Loveland provide you with the high-quality HVAC services you need. All our technicians are NATE & EPA industry certified, and we have a long track-record of helping thousands of our neighbors all around the Front Range over the years. If you are looking for an air conditioning repair company that offers same-day service at very affordable rates, contact us online or by phone now to get started!


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