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3 Ways Your Air Conditioner Can Break

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Troubleshooting and problem-solving time! The best time to find out how your air conditioner can break is before it breaks on you. Learning the hard way is never fun, especially on a sweltering summer day or a frosty winter night. With a little bit of foreknowledge, you can hedge yourself against an air conditioner break down when you least suspect it.

When it comes to troubleshooting/problem solving your air conditioner, here are three ways your unit can break on you:

1. Pushing Against a Dirty Air Filter

A dirty or clogged air filter can cause a host of problems that lead to an air conditioner breakdown. Keeping your filter clean is one of the easiest ways to prevent significant problems.

2. Leaking Refrigerant Persistently

If your HVAC system is requiring a refrigerant "top-off", that's usually a sign of a leak. If you suspect a coolant leak, it's best to call a qualified professional who can assess the extent of the problem before it becomes an emergency.

3. Operating with a Faulty Thermostat

Your air conditioner may be overloaded due to a faulty thermostat. If your system can’t sense when the set temperature is reached, it will continue to run beyond the need and lead to overuse, which often spells early air conditioner breakdown.

Keeping an eye out for the ways your air conditioner can break will help you catch potential problems early.

Brummitt Heating & Cooling understands that life is hectic. Troubleshooting/problem solving your HVAC system, or trying to remember the maintenance schedule of your system, often falls through the cracks. That’s why we offer preventative maintenance agreements, so you can live without worrying about when your maintenance is due. Contact us today to ask about how your life can be simplified with our preventative maintenance agreements.