The Top Causes of AC Unit Failures and How to Prevent Them

Diagram of split system air conditioner with four labeled components and explanations of top causes of failure and prevention.Nothing is more frustrating than an air conditioning unit failure in the middle of a hot South Florida summer. But what causes these failures and how can you prevent them?

At Arctic Fox Cooling, we have over a decade of experience in AC repair and maintenance, and we’ve seen it all. Here are the top causes of AC unit failures and how to prevent them:

  1. Dirty air filters: A dirty air filter restricts airflow, causing your AC to work harder and leading to breakdowns and reduced efficiency. Prevent this by changing your air filter every three months or as needed.

  2. Lack of maintenance: An AC unit that is not properly maintained can develop problems that lead to failure. Schedule annual maintenance to ensure your unit is in top condition.

  3. Low refrigerant levels: Low refrigerant levels can cause a variety of problems, including leaks and reduced efficiency. A licensed technician can help you diagnose and repair refrigerant leaks, ensuring your AC is running smoothly.

  4. Electrical problems: Electrical problems can cause your AC to fail. Regular maintenance can help detect and repair electrical problems before they cause a failure.

  5. Clogged condenser coils: Clogged condenser coils can reduce efficiency and cause your AC to fail. Keep your AC’s condenser coils clean and free of debris to prevent problems.

By preventing these common AC unit failures, you can enjoy a comfortable and cool home all summer long. And if you need help, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Arctic Fox Cooling. Our licensed technicians are available to provide AC maintenance, repair, and replacement services, keeping your home comfortable and your AC running smoothly for years to come.