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The Most Common Reasons Your AC Breaks

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During summer, air conditioners in the Sunshine State are constantly in use. Understanding some of the common reasons your AC unit breaks can help you prevent spending summer dealing with an AC breakdown.

Understanding The Reason Behind An AC Break

Nothing lasts forever, but with a little preventative maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your AC unit. It’s pointless investing in a decent unit only for it to break long before its intended lifespan.  Unfortunately, this can happen if you’re not treating your AC system with regular tune-ups and maintenance.

Here are some common reasons why your AC breaks, other than lack of preventative maintenance.


Filters are an important part of your home’s AC unit. They remove and capture dust and debris such as pet dander and pollen from the air when your AC is running. A clean filter also helps with indoor air quality enabling you and your family to breathe easier.

If you’re not changing your filter at least once a month, chances are your AC unit it working overtime. Clogged filters can impact how much cool air enters your home and can often lead to your AC to overwork and causing it to breakdown.


Thermostats are wonderful when they are working, they allow you to set a dedicated temperature and your home will stay at that temperature. Except sometimes it can malfunction and cause your air conditioner to continually run possibly causing the motors in your AC unit to break.

     Evaporator Coils

An evaporator coil is a small but mighty component of your AC system, it removes the heat from the air when the system is running. It pushes the hot air out and pushes cold air into your home instead. If your evaporator coils aren’t functional, it will reduce the energy efficiency of your AC unit. You may wonder how evaporator coils get dirty? It happens when the filter is too clogged, so excess dust and debris will end up settling on the coils. This is why it’s so important to change your filters, a clogged filter can impact several components of your AC unit.

      AC Condenser Coils

Your condenser coils often get overlooked. It’s a simple matter of out of sight, out of mind since this component of your unit is outside of your home, you may neglect it. The problem is that with the unit being outside, it is exposed to seasonal debris like leaves, dust, litter, and even animals. It’s easily manageable to sweep away most of the dirt and debris, there are things that may need a more professional touch. You may not know it, but animal urine can have corrosive effects on your condenser coils. Vermin will also find the condenser as an appealing source of food and shelter.

Preventative Maintenance Is the Best Way To Avoid AC Breaks!

There are many things that you can do to ensure your AC unit continues to run smoothly this summer. Changing your filters and clearing up around your condenser coils will have an impact on performance.

Investing in a regular ac maintenance plan is the thing that will ensure the longevity of your unit. Nothing beats an expert’s knowledge when it comes to the condition of your system and it also serves as a peace of mind that problems can be identified and fixed before your unit breaks down.

If you’re looking to find an air conditioning maintenance provider, Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has got you covered! To find out more about our Whole Home Service Partner Plan give us a call at 1-800-475-1504!


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