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Can My Air Conditioner Overheat?

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

  • High voltage

  • 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!

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