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5 Possible Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Broke Down

Air Conditioning and Heating

When summer is in full swing in Irving, Texas, and the residents have to hide from the scorching sun inside their residencies, a broken air conditioner is unfortunate. Although you will need professional help to bring your AC back to life, learning about what might lead to AC failure could prevent it from breaking down.

Incorrect Size

If your AC system wasn’t sized properly for your home, its performance will suffer. If the system is too large, it could short cycle. If it’s too small, it will continually run because it’s trying to cool your house.

A Broken Capacitor

A capacitor is an electronic device inside an air conditioner that gets the fan running at full speed at the beginning of each cycle. Though it’s typically hard to tell if a capacitor is about to fail, some of the warning signs include smoke, leaks, and startup failures. A capacitor could fail due to physical damage, overheating, improper voltage, and wear and tear. To repair or replace the capacitor, you need professional help.

Improper Installation

Your AC could break down if it wasn’t installed properly. When calibrations aren’t right and certain components are connected incorrectly, your AC might experience various performance issues.

Clogged Air Filter

This is one of the most common reasons for AC breakage. If you don’t change the filters regularly, the debris on the filter will restrict the airflow, making the system work harder and having the components wear out faster.

Lack of Service

Your AC needs regular maintenance to work smoothly and efficiently. From time to time, certain parts and components need to be cleaned or replaced. Routine service helps to detect any possible issues and avoid expensive repairs.

For anything that goes wrong with your AC system, contact our skilled technicians at Lex Air Conditioning and Heating. Whether you need to repair or service your system, call our professionals at (972) 217-8955.

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