Top Reasons for an A/C Unit Breakdown

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

As we approach the middle of summer and one of the hottest years yet, it is essential to make sure your A/C unit is in perfect shape. No one wants to be stuck in a hot home without an AC unit to keep you cool and comfortable. According to our specialists at Five Star Heating & Cooling Group, below are the top 3 frequent reasons A/C unit would breakdown. 

 1. Dirty hvac filter

A frequent reason that will cause a Home Cooling System to breakdown is a dirty air filter. Our expert technicians advocate for you to change your A/C unit filter at least once every three months. However, during the summer months, they suggest changing the AC unit filter once every thirty days. This recommendation is made because your A/C unit works overtime on the hot days of summer. The A/C unit needs to keep up with the heat, so it runs more cycles and runs longer.

 2. Thermostat Malfunction

Another common reason for an A/C unit breakdown is the thermostat. A thermostat holds power within the whole HVAC system and controls all of its functions and parts. To make sure your AC unit is working correctly, check to see if the thermostat is on the “cool/cold” setting. Additionally, if applicable, check to see if the batteries in the thermostat need to be changed. 

3.Refrigerant Leaks

An additional reason that can cause an A/C system to breakdown is a refrigerant leak. If the refrigerant solution is leaking out of your AC unit, it can change the temperature as well as the humidity within your home. Thus, making your home hot and uncomfortable. Luckily, a refrigerant leak is one of the easiest fixes that can be done to an A/C unit. This means that one of our knowledgeable technicians can treat it on the spot and get your A/C system running smoothly in no time. 

Schedule Your A/C Tune-up Today!

Overall, being aware of the most common issues of why an AC could breakdown could be the difference between you and a cool and comfortable home. To schedule your yearly routine A/C tune-up or schedule a heating or cooling repair appointment, call Five Star Heating & Cooling Group today at (614) 490-7550, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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