How to Know When Your Winter Garden AC Condenser Needs a Checkup


There are a number of parts to your AC unit such as the compressor, expansion valve, and condenser. Each of these parts can malfunction and need to be routinely checked by your AC technician. Here is information on when you know that your Winter Garden AC condenser needs a checkup.

What is the AC Condenser?

The AC condenser is usually found outside the house and is in charge of heat distribution and cooling.

The condenser is usually mistaken as the compressor. Both are an important, vital part of your overall AC unit, working seamlessly together to cool down your house. The main function of the condenser is to convert refrigerant gas into a liquid. Once cooled, this refrigerant moves through the system to cool your house.

There are a number of issues that you should be on the lookout for if you suspect that there is a problem with your Winter Garden AC condenser.

How a Winter Garden AC Condenser Can Fail

Your Winter Garden AC condenser is not just a single unit; it is built up of many smaller parts, all of which can fail separately or together. These parts include the motor, coil, tubes, fans and circuit board. Each part has a distinct signature, so you can tell when one or more parts fail with your unit.

Debris in Your Condenser

If your house isn’t cooling properly, a good place to check is your condenser outside. Sometimes the unit can have debris in it, causing issues with the fan. Debris such as leaves, grass, and dirt can build up within the unit.

This could prevent your condenser from working efficiently.

Faulty Control Board

The control board helps your system communicate with the condenser and other parts of your AC unit. If your condenser just doesn’t seem to be turning on after it is set with your thermostat, then you may have a fault with your control board (or a number of other issues).

The Fan isn’t Moving as Fast

Sometimes an issue that occurs is that the fan motor starts to gradually stop working. This can be spotted by noticing that the fan of the unit is not moving as fast as it used to or if the fan is sputtering.

If you have any of these issues with your Winter Garden AC condenser, feel free to give us a call today for a checkup!

Tom Roberts