Top Reasons for an A/C Unit Breakdown

Jul 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

Throughout the summer, your AC is running 24/7. As a result, this can put a lot of pressure on your Air Conditioner, which could cause it to break\down. This can result in your home having no Air Conditioning until you can schedule an appointment with Springfield Heating & Cooling. Below, our HVAC technicians have provided a few reasons that could likely cause your A/C to breakdown. 

Dirty HVAC Filter

One of the most familiar reasons that can cause an A/C unit to breakdown is a dirty air filter. The air filter is responsible for keep dust, dirt, and other particles out of your AC unit. It is suggested to change your AC unit filter at least once every three months. However, during the summer, you should replace the filter once every month. If not done correctly, this can lead to restricted airflow, damaged parts, and even an AC breakdown.  

Thermostat Malfunction

The thermostat itself could cause an AC breakdown. It is important to remember that the thermostat operates all of the functions and moving parts within the HVAC system. If the thermostat is broken, it can cause the AC unit to turn on/off more frequently, thus making you think your HVAC system is broken. Our certified and knowledgeable technicians recommend upgrading to a digital or smart thermostat, for example, Google Nest. 

Bonus: with a smart thermostat, you can better control your AC system by quickly setting the temperature in your home while you are away from your mobile device. 

Refrigerant Leaks

Another reason that can cause an A/C unit to breakdown is a refrigerant leak. If you notice a solution is leaking from your AC unit, you need to call one of our professionals at Springfield Heating & Cooling as soon as possible. In order to keep your home cool and comfortable, the AC unit needs a specific amount of refrigerant solution at all times. If this leak occurs, it will make your home feel hot, humid, and uncomfortable. Luckily, a refrigerant leak is pretty common, making it an easy fix. This service can usually be repaired on the spot by one of our trusted and knowledgeable technicians by quickly recharging the refrigerant solution.

Schedule Your A/C Tune-up Today!

Remember, being aware of the frequent causes of an AC breakdown could be the difference between you and a comfortable home. To schedule your yearly routine A/C tune-up or schedule a heating or cooling repair appointment, call Springfield Heating & Cooling today at (937) 350-1881, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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