Top Reasons for an A/C Unit Breakdown

Jul 30, 2021 | HVAC

As August approaches, it’s essential to make sure your A/C system is in its best shape. One of the worst things that can happen during the summer is a broken A/C system. Below are the main reasons, according to our specialist at Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating, that could cause an A/C system to breakdown.  

Dirty HVAC Filter

If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your AC unit filter, then it is an excellent time to change it. This could easily be the source of the system’s breakdown. If so, this is one of the most common and easiest fixes. Many HVAC technicians say to change your A/C system’s filter at least once every three months. However, during the summer, they suggest changing the AC system filter once every thirty days. This suggestion is crucial to follow because, in the summer, A/C systems are working overtime by running more cycles and running for an extended period of time.

Thermostat Malfunction

Technology is our friend, but not always our best friend, is a perfect way to describe a thermostat malfunction.  A thermostat is the brain that controls the functions and operations within an HVAC system. Since the thermostat is one of the essential parts of an HVAC system, you will want to double-check that the thermostat is on the “cool/cold” setting or if the batteries in your thermostat should be changed.

Refrigerant Leaks

An additional reason why your AC system could breakdown is because of a refrigerant leak. If the refrigerant solution is leaking from your A/C system, it causes a severe problem. Like raising the overall temperature and humidity in your home. On the other hand, a refrigerant leak is one of the common issues within an A/C unit. Because of this frequent issue, a refrigerant leak can be quickly fixed on the spot by one of our knowledgeable and friendly technicians. 

Schedule Your A/C Tune-up Today!

All in all, being aware of the common issues of why an A/C system could breakdown allows you to be proactive when it comes to the one inside your home. Call Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating today at (614) 810-0075, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!