Major Causes of AC Failure and Prevention

July 9, 2019

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,...

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