Top Reasons for an A/C Unit Breakdown

Jul 30, 2021 | Air Conditioning, Cooling, HVAC | 0 comments

Like most people, AC maintenance is the last thing on your mind until inevitable problems or breakdowns start to occur. We understand, and that is why we’re here to help. However, we notice not a lot of folks are as excited and passionate about AC’s as much as we are at Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning, so here is an easy guide to help you better understand your system in the event of a possible breakdown. 

Defective Circuit Breaker or Fuse

In cases of an AC breakdown, one of the initial things you should check is your fuse or circuit breaker. If you need to reset the breaker or replace the fuse, firstly, let your system cool down for 15 minutes. If this doesn’t resolve your issue, a high-pressure limit switch may have been tripped. 

Refrigerant Leaks

Another reason your AC may not be operating correctly could be the levels of refrigerant inside the system. Leaks need to be repaired by a licensed technician as soon as possible, especially since refrigerant is harmful for the environment.

Frozen Over Coils

Routine washing or replacing the air filter in your AC and maintaining your ductwork are two great rules to obey to avoid frozen over coils. Congested ductwork or filthy air filters can cause a lack of airflow, which can cause coils to freeze over. By inspecting your unit regularly, looking out for frost around the coils of your system can help avoid inevitable problems.

Damaged Equipment in AC

If your AC is five years or older, your system could be at risk for inevitable breakdowns. However, routine maintenance will repeatedly help find damaged and worn parts before they become more significant repairs.

Neglecting Routine Maintenance  

We cannot emphasize enough that routine maintenance is very important for the production of your AC. A professional technician can detect possible issues before they take place. At least once a year, your AC should be inspected and condenser coils cleaned thoroughly. When an AC is neglected, it can cause your manufacturer’s warranty to become voided out, especially if you experience an issue that could’ve been covered.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

If you own a thermostat that is not working properly, your AC may be overworking itself and cycling on and off way too often. With the help of modern technology, thermostats have come a very long way. Today’s thermostats, thankfully, can be adjusted remotely and can schedule when to set temperatures in the house at certain times of the day. 

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Do you live in Lancaster, Ohio, and still need help? Call our licensed HVAC experts at Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning today at (740) 625-2320, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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