Trying to stay cool in the summer months in Henderson, NV, can be challenging if your air conditioner isn’t working correctly. Overheating is a common problem, and there’s a chance your air conditioner may overheat if not properly maintained. Here are several reasons air conditioners overheat:
Dirty Condenser Coils
Condenser coils run through your air conditioner and are where refrigerant gets rid of excess heat. When these coils become dirty, they can restrict airflow and make it difficult for the system to cool air properly. As your air conditioner struggles to get your home to the temperature you set, it’ll get warmer and potentially overheat.
Inadequate AC Maintenance
Regular AC maintenance is important to keeping your air conditioner working properly. Inadequate maintenance leads to the accumulation of dust and debris in the system, which can restrict airflow and force your system to work harder than necessary.
Your AC system uses refrigerant to remove heat from your home’s air. The then-cold air circulates throughout your home to bring the overall temperature down. The system needs enough refrigerant to cool the air effectively. Leaks reduce the amount of refrigerant your AC system has to work with, forcing it to strain to continue cooling the air it circulates.
Clogged Air Filters
Clogged air filters restrict airflow and reduce the efficiency of your AC system. If your system can’t get the amount of air it needs to run properly, it’ll strain to pull more in, leading to increased wear and tear and potential overheating.
Overheating can lead to costly repairs or even full breakdowns if left unchecked. A professional AC service technician can help diagnose the problem and ensure your air conditioner runs as efficiently. Contact us at Aloha Air Conditioning for AC repairs if you suspect any of the above causes or any other issue with your air conditioners.
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