Major Causes of AC Failure and Prevention

Staying cool in Las Cruces when the temperatures outside are sweltering is almost impossible without an efficient air conditioning system. AC systems are complex pieces of equipment, and a lot of things can go wrong with them. Some examples that cause AC failure are:

  • Frozen coils
  • Malfunctioning compressor
  • Low refrigerant
  • Defective thermostats

If you don’t clean or replace your air filter regularly, your system may experience airflow problems that can actually result in frozen coils. Coils can also freeze if you allow your ducts to become clogged.

When dust and dirt build up on your condenser coils, your AC system will run constantly in an effort to dispel hot air. Eventually, your condenser may overheat and break down. Low levels of refrigerant and electrical issues can also put stress on your condenser.

Low-refrigerant levels can cause your AC system to short cycle. The term is used to describe the phenomenon in which the AC system shuts off before it cools your interior to the temperature you’ve indicated on your thermostat. Defective thermostats can also lead to short cycling.

Preventing AC System Breakdowns

Regular system inspections and maintenance are the most effective way to prevent air conditioning problems from occurring. Ideally, you should have your AC serviced once a year. This will preemptively identify any issues your system may be prone to and help prevent them from occurring.

Routine air conditioning system maintenance includes these services:

  • Visual inspection of all indoor and outdoor AC components
  • Replacement of air filters
  • Duct cleaning
  • Lubrication of motor and other moving parts
  • Inspection of refrigerant levels
  • Inspection of condenser drains to check for clogs

Aircon Heating & Cooling Inc. in Las Cruces offers a number of preventative maintenance services that are designed to make your system more efficient. This may lower your monthly utility bills. Preventative maintenance can also prolong the lifespan of your equipment so that you can get a full return on the investment you made in it. Find out more about our preventative maintenance options by contacting us today. We also offer heating services and restaurant equipment repair services.

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