Top Reasons for an A/C Unit Breakdown

Jul 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

The beginning of August starts next week, and it is of the hottest months of the year. As a homeowner, it is crucial to make sure your A/C is in excellent shape. No one wants to be stuck in a hot house with a broken AC to keep you cool and comfortable in the summer. Below are common reasons from our experts at LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling that would lead to an A/C unit breakdown. 

Dirty HVAC Filter 

The first most common reason that will cause an A/C to breakdown is a dirty air filter. Our technicians recommended changing your AC filter at least once every three months. However, during the summer months, they suggest changing the Air Conditioning filter once every 30 days. This is because, during the summertime, your A/C has more cycles and runs longer.

Thermostat Malfunction

The second most common reason is the thermostat. A thermostat holds the intelligence within the whole HVAC system. It controls all of its functions and parts. To make sure your AC is working correctly, check to see if the system is on the “cool” setting. An additional step includes checking if the batteries in your thermostat have to be replaced (if applicable). 

Refrigerant Leaks

A third most common reason that causes an A/C to breakdown is a refrigerant leak. If the refrigerant solution is leaking out of your AC, it makes temperature as well as the humidity within your home rise. Thus, making your home hot and uncomfortable. Thankfully, a refrigerant leak is one of the easiest fixes. So, one of our knowledgeable technicians can treat it on the spot to get your A/C unit running smoothly in no time. 

Schedule Your A/C Tune-up Today!

Overall, being aware of the most common issues of why an A/C could breakdown could be the difference between you and a comfortable home for you and your family. To schedule your yearly routine AC tune-up or schedule a heating or cooling repair appointment, call LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling today at (614) 837-4822, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!