What Causes My AC to Break?

Knowing the reason for your unit’s failure will make it easier and faster to repair. Here is a list some of the most common AC unit malfunctions or damages, which will surely aid you once you or a repairman begin fixing the machine.

Leaks in the Refrigerant

Refrigerant is used in the chemical process that helps cool air before it is spread through your home. Escaping refrigerant is usually caused by undercharging during installation or leaks. If you are experiencing the latter, do not try to fix it yourself as inhaling refrigerant is harmful to humans. Contact a trained technician to have it fixed.

Poor Maintenance

It is important to keep all your appliances, systems, and units, checked. Irregular check-ups often lead to dust and dirt buildup; which can clog the unit’s fans, thus reducing the functionality of your unit. Cleaning it from time to time will remedy the situation.

Electric Control Failure

Turning your unit on and off can wear out its compressor and fan controls. Because of this, the wires and terminals within your AC begin to corrode. You should contact professional air conditioning services to fix this problem.

Sensor Problems

This sensor is located behind the unit’s control panel. What this system does is measure the temperature of air coming into the evaporator coil. If this system is damaged or removed from your AC, the machine could be cycling constantly or behaving erratically.

Drainage Problems

This problem usually occurs when it becomes humid outside. Always check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t clogged.

Contact Summit Services Heating and Air For All Air Conditioning Repairs

Cleaning your unit can be easy, depending on the model, but repairing it can be a difficult job. Yes, it is true that you can fix your units through do-it-yourself methods, but if you want safe, well-executed, and professionally done repairs, contact us and Summit Services Heating and Air will provide just that.

Over 30 years our company has been servicing the surrounding areas of Hilton Head & Bluffton, SC, and Savannah, GA. We know how to turn your home from a four-walled structure to a cool oasis! With our simple and easy to install systems, you will be able to lower your carbon footprint, consume less energy, and make your home’s environment even more livable. Visit our contact page to get our legendary heating and cooling services at your door.