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Most people don’t think about their air conditioner until it stops working. There are many reasons that HVAC units break down. Here are the top five reasons people call for AC repairs.

Dirty Filters

The primary reason air conditioners stop working is because of dirty filters. Filters trap airborne particulates and keep them from entering the system. When filters get dirty, they cannot trap pollutants, which then coat coils and are circulated through the system. Dirty filters restrict airflow, making the compressor work harder.

Improper Operation

Another common reason that HVAC units stop working is improper operation. Make sure all exterior doors and windows are closed when the unit is on. If you use room air conditioners or ductless units, isolate the rooms from the rest of the house. Otherwise, the unit will stay on too long and overtax the compressor.

Refrigerant Leaks

If your HVAC unit is not performing properly, it could be due to low refrigerant. The efficiency of your unit will be affected by changes in refrigerant levels. If you think you have a leak, a trained professional should investigate the problem. Technicians check refrigerant charge during annual maintenance sessions.

Electrical Connections and Circuit Boards

Electrical shorts, poor connections and failed circuit boards are common reasons for AC repairs. There are many reasons for electrical problems, such as oversized systems that cycle too frequently, corrosion or frayed wiring. Wiring and electrical connections will be examined during an annual checkup.

Poor Maintenance

Poorly maintained systems break down more often. Preventive maintenance examines all elements of a system to ensure that the unit works efficiently. Small problems can be identified before they develop into major problems.

Advanced Cooling Systems of Clearwater, Florida, offers AC maintenance plans to make sure that your HVAC system works properly throughout the year. Regular maintenance reduces the occurrence of breakdowns and the need for repairs. It also extends the life of the system.

To find out more about how to keep your air conditioning system in proper working order, call (727) 213-5888 to talk to one of our certified technicians.

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