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Common Reasons Your Air Conditioner Breaks Down

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During the hot New Orleans summer, your air conditioner is essentially your best friend. That being the case, it would be completely understandable if you would be devastated if it broke down in the middle of the day. If you want to avoid any lack of cooling, it's important to understand the common reasons your air conditioner breaks down so you can do your best to protect your system.


Dirty Air Filter

If you neglect to replace your unit's air filter at least every 45 days, you're essentially asking for it to break down. A dirty filter inhibits the airflow in your unit which can lead to a number of different problems and result in your being left without cool air. To prevent this issue, make sure you're changing your filter regularly.


Low Refrigerant

Refrigerant allows your air conditioner to remove heat from the air and provide you with a cool environment. However, if your system has a leak and refrigerant is able to spill out of it, you will be left with a broken down unit and a hot house.


Coil Problems

Remember how we said a dirty filter could cause bigger problems? Well, one of those problems is that a lack of proper airflow can cause your evaporator coils to freeze. If this occurs, your air conditioner well either pump out warm air or no air at all.

Another common reason your air conditioner may breakdown is due to dirty condenser coils. If too much dust or grime builds up on the coils, your unit won't be able to function properly and will use more energy and possibly break down.

The main way to prevent these and other issues from happening is through regular maintenance appointments from Doug's Service Company. During your service, your HVAC technician will be able to clean out any necessary dirt, check your refrigerant levels, and more, ensuring your AC is in good working order. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!

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