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What Causes AC Breakdowns?

AC systems can sometimes feel like mysterious entities in our homes, but they aren’t as unpredictable as you may think. When it comes to air conditioner repairs, your HVAC unit behaves exactly like everyone else’s in the community. 

That means the experts at My Guy Heating & Air are able to think ahead to the most common AC repairs in the Escondido area and prepare you for them. The better prepared you are, the quicker our technicians can return your home to a chilly oasis – especially during the summer!

Common Causes of AC Repairs

Each HVAC unit is different, but one thing that unites them all is their vulnerability to several common AC issues. That’s okay, it’s even easier for My Guy to have a fast and effective solution to your AC problem! So what causes most AC repairs?

Lack of Maintenance

By far, the number one culprit behind AC repairs is a lack of maintenance. When your AC unit is not checked and evaluated every year, it deteriorates quicker and breaks down more often. Dirty components, worn out seals and parts and extra system strain are just a few of the things you could avoid if you schedule an annual AC tune-up every spring!

Dirty Air Filters

Not only does AC maintenance cover your air filters, you are also supposed to replace your ACc’s air filters several times throughout the year. Filters are designed to catch dirt, dust and dander in the air, but eventually they get full. Once the filter is fully located, it impedes air flow, puts strain on the AC unit and spreads air contaminants around your home.

It’s a great idea to set a reminder every few months for yourself to clean or replace your air filters. Your home and your AC will thank you!

Dirty Fans

The fans that blow air around your home are essential to the regulation process. One of the most common reasons a fan will stop working is because it is coated with dust or dirt. The extra weight of the debris causes the fan to struggle and strain is put on the motor, causing it to burn out and possibly stop working completely.

Dirty Coils

Both the condenser and evaporator coils are integral to the cooling process of your air. If dirt and dust are allowed to collect on the coils, two things can happen. The layer of debris can trap heat inside the coil and cause the system to overheat. The evaporator coil can even freeze when it is too dirty. Both of these complications can stop the cooling process entirely.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant is the liquid responsible for cooling your air. If it is leaking from your system due to tiny holes or cracks, your air will likely decrease in comfort. Plus, your energy bill will increase as the system struggles to function with inadequate refrigerant levels. It’s important to have a licensed technician handle the refrigerant repair because it is very dangerous when exposed to the skin, eyes and nose.

Need Escondido Air Conditioning Repairs?

If you need AC unit repair services, it makes all the difference to have a trustworthy team help you out. We treat your home like it’s ours and make sure your AC repair is completed flawlessly. Feel cooler faster by calling My Guy Heating & Air today!

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