Top Reasons for an A/C Unit Breakdown

Jul 30, 2021 | AC, HVAC | 0 comments

August is just around the corner, and you know what that means hot weather! As a homeowner is it’s essential to make sure your AC system is five-star shape. One of the worst things that could happen is to be stuck in a house, without AC, in the middle of the summer! While keeping that in mind, our HVAC specialists a Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air, list several well-known reasons for an AC unit to breakdown. 

Dirty HVAC Filter

One of the most frequent reasons that can cause an A/C unit to breakdown is a dirty air filter. You should change your AC unit filter at least once every three months; however, it is encouraged to change the filter once every 30 days during the warmer months of the year. Due to the fact that your AC is typically running for an extended period of time and has longer-lasting cycles in the summer.

Thermostat Malfunction

A thermostat is the intelligence behind the entire HVAC system. It operates all of the functions and moving parts. While keeping energy efficiency in mind, the AC system needs to be working without any glitches. To establish if your Air Conditioning unit is working correctly, examine your thermostat and make sure it is set to the “cool/cold” setting. Additionally, check to see if any batteries need to be replaced. 

Refrigerant Leaks

A different reason that can cause an A/C unit to breakdown is a refrigerant leak. If the refrigerant solution is leaking from your AC unit, you need to call one of our professionals as soon as possible. This leak can cause the temperature and humidity within your home to elevate, making it very uncomfortable to be indoors. On the bright side, a refrigerant leak is an easy fix and can generally be repaired immediately by one of our trusted and knowledgeable technicians. 

Schedule Your A/C Tune-up Today!

Taking all of these things into consideration and being aware of the common causes of an AC unit breakdown might be the difference between you and a comfortable home. To schedule your yearly routine A/C tune-up or schedule a heating or cooling repair appointment, call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at (937) 502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!