Main Causes of AC Failure and How to Prevent Them

No one wants their AC to suddenly die on a hot day or to come home to an AC that won’t turn on. The top reasons for AC failure are easily prevented when you know what to do. Here are three of the most common causes of AC failure and what you can do to stop them from happening:

1. Clogged Drains

The moisture your AC removes from the air goes through a drain line, a pan and down the drain. Clogs can occur along any part of this path, and this results in water coming back into your AC where it can do damage.

In addition to damaging the AC, the water can leak into the walls and ceilings. You can prevent clogged drains by scheduling an AC tune-up once or twice a year. During AC maintenance, technicians check the pan and drain for debris to help stop clogs from occurring.

Custom Comfort Air is a reputable AC company that offers AC tune-ups in the Rosenberg, TX area. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, showing that we deliver quality service.

2. Weak Fans

If dirt and grime accumulate on your AC’s fans, they will slow down. Weak fans are no longer able to properly cool your evaporator coil and condenser. This can manifest as weak airflow from your vents, warm air from your vents or complete AC failure.

Malfunctioning fans can kill the compressor, which results in your AC also croaking. This problem is easily avoided by changing your air filter routinely and scheduling yearly AC maintenance. A cooling maintenance company thoroughly cleans your AC’s internal components to prevent expensive problems like this.

3. Dirty Condenser Coils

The condenser coils remove heat from your air. If they become covered in dirt, then they can no longer effectively expel heat from the system. The condenser coils will overheat, which may result in warm air circulating through your home or damage to the internal components.

Your AC experiences greater wear and tear when the condenser coils are dirty. You can prevent AC failure by scheduling AC maintenance in the spring. Technicians will clean the condenser coil after a winter of collecting grime to ensure it functions well throughout summer.

Custom Comfort Air has honest technicians in the Rosenberg area who complete all of the necessary maintenance tasks during an AC tune-up. Eleven years in a row, we have won a BBB award for excellence. To give you even more confidence in the quality of our service, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition to HVAC maintenance, we offer repairs, installations, and indoor air quality. Contact us today to set up an annual maintenance schedule.