Top Reasons for an A/C Unit Breakdown

Jul 30, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

The summer heat has arrived, which means your AC will be running a lot more frequently. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why AC’s could be prone to breaking down. In this article, we will be exhibiting the top reasons your AC could be experiencing technical difficulties and solutions from our HVAC professionals at Mason Heating & Air and how to get your equipment back and running more efficiently.

Replacing Air Filters

Dirty air filters in your AC are one of the top reasons your system may ‘freeze over’ or quit cooling your home. Air filters can last up to 3 months, but you should check them monthly, especially since your system works longer and harder during the summertime. To help your AC get running properly again, try and replace your system’s dirty air filter with a clean one.

Thermostat Maintenance

Oftentimes your AC is controlled by your thermostat, and to ensure your AC equipment is cooling your home correctly; you need to make sure that your thermostat is working properly. To ensure your thermostat is performing accurately, make sure your thermostat is on, set to ‘cool/cold’ mode, and if you’re able to, check the batteries. If your thermostat is still running into issues after following the procedures. In that case, you may contact  Mason Heating and Air, and we can schedule one of our NATE-certified technicians to help and troubleshoot what could be causing the cooling problems within your home. 

Refrigerant Leaks

A refrigerant leak is another reason a breakdown could occur on your A/C system. When refrigerant leaks out of your AC, the humidity and the temperature in your home will start to rise. More often than not, refrigerant leaks can be fixed after having a leak test performed by a professional technician. Afterward, the HVAC technician will ensure your home is back to a cool temperature. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, contact the Mason Heating & Air professionals to help diagnose and resolve the leak.

Poor Capacitor

To power and run the fan, motors, and compressors in your AC unit, it must have a properly functioning capacitor. The capacitor works by sending a series of electric jolts to the unit to keep the motors in your AC running. An AC can not run well if you have a bad or weak capacitor. Routine maintenance can help ensure your AC is running the most efficiently by having a technician inspect your capacitor and confirm if your equipment needs to be replaced or not. 

Dirty AC Condenser Coils

The condenser coils on your AC are usually positioned on the outside of your home. Because the condenser coils are located outside, they are prone to becoming dirty due to experiencing the outdoor elements throughout the year. If your condenser coils become too dirty, it will cause a rise in energy costs to your home. Although condenser coils can be washed with a garden hose, in numerous cases of utmost grime and build-up, a professionally trained technician will need to chemically clean the condenser coils.

Schedule Your A/C Tune-up Today!

All in all, routine maintenance on your equipment can help the efficiency levels and extend your AC’s life. Allow our team of professionals to show you the best solution to keep your A/C system running efficiently to help prevent inevitable breakdowns by calling and scheduling with Mason Heating & Air today at (513) 496-2477, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!