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Common Reasons for Air Conditioner Failures

two air conditioning system on the side of the house

Has your air conditioner been giving you problems lately?


Many factors can cause these issues, but the bottom line is that air conditioner failures can be an annoying inconvenience. Luckily, we have a guide to help you understand some of the problems your AC is experiencing. Read on to find out more. 


Maintenance Neglect

Sometimes people forget that their air conditioner and HVAC system, in general, need a check-up every once in a while. Typically, you will want it to be serviced and checked at least once a year.


By doing this, your technician can spot any potential problems before they arise. This can help you save money in the long run if you catch the issue before it becomes bad. 


Refrigerant Leak

Sometimes, the refrigerant and coolant in your AC can leak and cause multiple issues to arise. This can cause the cooling to be uneven, and it can even cause harm to the environment. It will put your AC in a bigger power mode and make it work harder than it needs to. When you have a refrigerant leak, it will normally require a technician to come and fix it. 


Fan Damage

Sometimes, the fans and air compressors can become damaged or worn. This risks causing your air conditioner to fail completely.  Any part of your AC unit can become worn and damaged after years of working. It is the same with any machine or item. A technician can do yearly maintenance and keep an eye on the wear and tear aspect to take care of this. 


AC Freezing

Your AC may be freezing up, especially if you have an outside unit. This can be due to low weather temperatures, motor issues, or coolant problems. If there is not enough airflow circulating through the unit, it could cause freezing problems and damage parts of the AC. 


Failing Thermostat

You may have an old or worn thermostat. Sometimes, you may not even realize that it is faulty and causing issues. If you have a failing thermostat, it could cause your AC to circulate irregularly and cycle on and off. This can confuse your AC unit or cause it to stop working. 


To avoid this, it is best to always invest in the newer models of thermostats and have them checked up on regularly.


Choosing a New Air Conditioner

Air conditioning isn't something to skimp out on or neglect. You need to think it through carefully when you purchase an AC. By investing in our high-quality premium air conditioning systems, you can ensure that you are getting top service.


Choose a premium air conditioner with Kingston Home Heating and Air Conditioning today! We can keep an eye on your air conditioner to ensure that it works smoothly.



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