Let’s face it - it’s hot outside and you’re constantly coming home sweaty and tired. The last thing you need is for your air conditioning system to kick the bucket, right? Well, those temperatures outside aren’t only affecting you - they could be causing your cooling system to overheat, too.
Why is My AC Unit Overheating?
There are a lot of reasons an air conditioning unit will overheat. A few of the most common reasons include:
Dirt in the filter
Clogged or dirty condenser coils
Low refrigerant levels
A short circuit
An oversized room
Internal parts malfunctioning
A lack of insulation
An old compressor
Whew! You probably thought that list would never end, right?
How To Prevent Your A/C From Overheating
First, make sure you’re cleaning or replacing the filters regularly. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to find out how often they recommend performing this task.
Next, take some time to clean the area around the outdoor unit as well as around vents and registers. The dirtier the area is, the more likely it will be for your system to up the dirt and debris and case internal issues.
Finally, don’t forget about maintenance! It’s the single most important thing a homeowner can do in order to prolong the life of their hvac system.
As you can see, there are a lot of things that can go wrong and therefore lots to diagnose on an air conditioning unit. For this reason, it is very important to keep regular maintenance done on your unit.Not sure what needs to be done? Don’t stress - that’s what we’re here for! Simply give us a call today at (612) 324-1004 and we’ll make sure your system is ready to take on the heat for the rest of the summer!