Top Causes of AC Failure

On a day-to-day basis, if you are like most homeowners, you don’t give your air conditioner a great deal of attention or reflection. Nonetheless, if it gets hot outside, you expect it to keep you nice and cool and comfortable. At Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling, we acknowledge that A/Cs are generally overlooked until they breakdown or they need some sort of repair. This is why we are always available to help homeowners all over the Licking County area. After all, we depend on our air conditioners to function optimally as well inside our own homes. This is why we have such a long record of treating our customers as if they were our own family. Just look at some of our customer reviews.

In that same style of service, we present the following list of some of the more prevalent things that could be going on if you are having problems with your A/C.

Main Reasons For Air Conditioners Failure

Lack of maintenance

Normal, routine maintenance is vital to your air conditioner’s life expectancy, efficiency, and performance. Having a licensed technician visit your home will help recognize possible problems before they become more serious and costly problems. When performing annual maintenance, our technicians clean your A/C coils and inspect your whole system. Forgetting to have your system maintained usually voids any warranties from the A/C’s manufacturer. 

Coil Freezing

Obstructed air filters and clogged ductwork can create airflow problems within your system, which can cause your coils to freeze up. Regularly cleaning or replacing your air filter and keeping your ductwork free and clear are two essential rules to understand to avoid frozen coils.

Low Levels of Refrigerant

Air conditioner refrigerants are dangerous. As such, any sort of leakage should be repaired promptly and the refrigerant should be recharged by a licensed technician as soon as feasible. If your refrigerant levels are inadequate, your air conditioner will not function properly.

Air compressor, fan blade, and electrical problems

When an A/C compressor is bad, it is normally the result of underlying problems that are putting stress on the system. These problems could involve dirty coils, low refrigerant levels, electrical issues, and fan blade problems among others. This is yet another reason why annual maintenance is so necessary. Our technicians can identify worn out and damaged parts before you find yourself in need of an emergency repair.

Bad circuit breaker or fuse

Probably the first thing you should check if your air conditioner fails is your circuit breaker or its fuse. Make sure to give it 10 to 15 minutes to let your air conditioner cool. Then, replace the fuse or reset the breaker and find out if that’s the cause of the problem. If neither of these attempts to fix the problem work, you could have tripped something known as a “high-pressure limit switch,” in which case we strongly advise homeowners to give us a call.

Faulty thermostat

If your home’s thermostat starts to fail, your air conditioner starts to cycle off and on excessively. With this sort of problem, it’s usually time to think about getting a thermostat upgrade. Having us install a smart or programmable thermostat will pay for itself in energy savings.


For more information about our Five Star Rated, affordable air conditioner repair and installation services here in Licking County, call Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling today at 740-212-5849, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!

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