It’s easy to forget just how much you rely on your air conditioner until there’s a problem. When an air conditioner breaks down, it’s usually due to old age or lack of maintenance and cleaning. Learn more about the reasons why air conditioners break down by reading the information below.
Most air conditioner breakdowns can be traced back to a lack of maintenance. Your air conditioner’s main outside unit is exposed to the elements year-round, and it’s only a matter of time before dirt and debris infiltrate and wreak havoc on your system.
Weather can immediately damage your air conditioner as well. Air conditioners can fall victim to fallen tree limbs, collapsing gutters, and even lightning strikes. You can discourage these types of events by cutting back trees near your outside unit and checking the structural integrity of the exterior of your home.
Clogged Condensation Line
Water backs up when condensation lines get clogged, causing water to leak out of the AC coil box and onto the electrical systems of your air conditioner. This, in turn, may cause an electrical short and could ruin your air conditioner altogether. The source of such clogs is often algae. Call a professional to clear the condensation line regularly.
Dirty Air Filters
An air conditioner running with a dirty filter allows more and more dust to build up on the evaporator coils, compressor, and blower. Dust and grime buildup will certainly make your air conditioner less efficient and may also cause a complete breakdown if unattended.
Like all things, central air conditioners have a lifespan. The U.S. Department of Energy says the lifespan of a modern central air conditioner is 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance. If a system is 15 years old or older when it breaks down, replacement is almost always a better option than repair.
Morvent’s One Hour will make sure you air conditioner is working at its peak efficiency this summer. Our hardworking technicians provide reliable service at an affordable price. Call us today at (484) 734-1445 for more information about our air conditioning repair, maintenance, and installation services in Downingtown, PA and surrounding areas.