Most Common Reasons for an Air Conditioner Breakdown
Depending on the age of your system, the risk of an AC breakdown changes. Generally, the older your air conditioner, the more likely it is to fail. However, not only old systems are susceptible to the breakdowns that can leave you with days of no air conditioning.
A modern air conditioner is a complicated machine with numerous moving parts and subsystems. Oftentimes if just one of those parts or systems fails, you’ll completely lose your air conditioning. The most common reasons you’ll need AC repair stem from two different things: your air conditioner losing refrigerant or the electrical system failing.
- Refrigerant Leak — If the air conditioning system doesn’t have enough refrigerant, it won’t be able to cool your home. While adding more refrigerant to the unit is a necessary step, it is important to discover why the levels dropped in the first place. One of the most common reasons for the refrigerant to leak is damage to the lines. Our AC repair technicians will examine the refrigerant lines and your whole system to determine the cause of the leak and fix it.
- Electrical System Issues — The other primary cause of an AC failure is not directly related to the cooling cycle but to the electrical system that supports it. Rodents and bugs often burrow into the system’s wiring which can cause a complete breakdown. Our air conditioner repair experts will examine your system for electrical damage, and in most cases, can rectify it on the spot.
Prevent Air Conditioner Issues
While our expert technicians provide air conditioner repair throughout Lancaster County and beyond, most homeowners prefer to never be in the position to need them. That’s why at Vertex Mechanical we make preventative air conditioner maintenance something we discuss with our clients.
We encourage homeowners to schedule an AC tuneup before the start of the summer — that way our technicians can identify potential issues and resolve them. During an AC tuneup, our technicians hunt for the signs of a potential breakdown. It is almost always better to fix the problems during routine maintenance as opposed to an emergency situation.
Contact the Lancaster Air Conditioning Repair Experts
At Vertex Mechanical, we’re a company dedicated to your home comfort. Nothing undermines that home comfort like sweating bullets because your AC went belly up. That’s why our Lancaster air conditioner repair service is at the forefront of our business.
Vertex Mechanical is different from other air conditioner repair companies in that we are a local business that provides you the service you need — without the hard sell and the scare tactics. If you need an air conditioner repair or service, contact us today.