5 Common Causes of Summertime AC Failure

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Ever had your air conditioning (AC) system break down on the hottest day of the year?

Our Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning professionals are here to help. Enjoy a comfortable home and keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system operating at peak capacity.

Serving homes and businesses in Marmora, NJ, and the surrounding areas, you can count on Broadley’s for all your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs.

What’s Wrong With My AC Unit?

Here are the top five causes air conditioners fail over summer and what you can do to prevent and correct these issues:

  1. Leaking Refrigerant
    An air conditioner low on refrigerant won’t work efficiently. It won’t be able to remove heat from inside your South Jersey home. Low refrigerant almost always results from a leak. Wear and tear is typically the culprit for a refrigerant leak. In any case, you will need your system repaired, and you may need a component like an evaporator coil replaced.

    Call our Broadley’s professionals whenever you suspect a refrigerant leak so we can take care of it for you. That way, you won’t be left without air conditioning when the heat arrives!
  2. Dirty Filter
    Simple problems can lead to big and inconvenient air conditioner breakdowns. Failing to replace a disposable AC filter or clean a washable version means your filter has likely accumulated dust, dirt, and debris.

    A clogged filter can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and put your entire system at risk. Clogged filters can force your air conditioner to work harder and may result in complete failure. Be sure to change your air filter every 30 to 90 days.
  3. Faulty Thermostat
    If your thermostat isn’t working, it won’t be able to communicate with your air conditioning system. Your system may end up short-cycling, which means your air conditioner will turn off before it finishes cooling.

    Avoid having a humid and hot home by ensuring there are no issues with your thermostat. Concerned your thermostat is broken? Give our experts a call!
  4. Blower Motor Failure
    A problem with any part of your air conditioner can cause the entire system to fail, and this is particularly true for the blower motor. Issues with your blower motor can cause your air conditioner’s fan to stop or run slow.

    It may even cause your system to make unusual, concerning noises or provide no cool air to your home. If your blower motor is broken or damaged, your AC may not turn on at all!

    Spare yourself the trouble—if you believe there is an issue with your blower motor, contact our professionals so we can investigate and resolve the issue for you.
  5. Neglecting Routine Maintenance Visits
    Your air conditioning system could fail this summer for several reasons—but the most common is the result of skipping important maintenance visits. When you postpone or entirely avoid scheduling preseason tune-ups and maintenance services, you put your entire air conditioning unit at risk of premature failure.

    Without maintenance, minor issues that could otherwise have been caught by a professional and addressed accordingly have the opportunity to develop into more severe and expensive issues.

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a properly maintained HVAC system could lower your energy bills by up to 30 percent.

    The Broadley’s Family Comfort Plan keeps you on track with the HVAC maintenance your system needs to operate at peak capacity during any season. Enjoy priority service, preseason maintenance, discounts, and other perks. Join today and let a trusted professional take care of your HVAC equipment.

Schedule Your Summer Air Conditioning Maintenance Visit

Don’t wait for a problem to occur with your Marmora, NJ, air conditioner. Call our Broadley’s professionals today for a preseason tune-up and maintenance visit. Call us today at 609-390-3907 or request service online.