Why Do Air Conditioners Fail in Summer?

 Why Do Air Conditioners Fail in Summer?

Posted on: April 5, 2021

Have you ever called in an emergency AC service in Moreno Valley or another warm Riverside city because your home suffers from chronic air conditioner problems during summertime? If so, you’re aware of how frustrating it is to have untimely and consistent air conditioner breakdowns during hot days. Luckily, most of these heating system malfunctions are completely preventable.

We previously gave you some advice on how to properly start up your AC after the winter months and how to check the performance of your AC during spring. Now, we’ll help you stay comfortable this summer by sharing six common causes of AC breakdowns and how to handle them. Keep reading to learn more.

Why does my AC stop working when it’s hot outside?

There are many reasons why your AC may overheat or otherwise stop working when the weather is very warm. Understanding these reasons and how to detect them can help you identify and remedy issues with minimal hassle. 

Here are 6 reasons why ACs sometimes fail during the cooling season:

1. Fan issues

Most AC units contain two fans: one to blow indoor air over the evaporator coil, and another to expel warm air by blowing it over the condenser coils. If one of these fans fails or starts malfunctioning, you’ll have insufficient airflow inside your AC. This can lead to all kinds of problems, up to and including compressor failure.

2. Frozen evaporator coils

Some problems can cause your AC to develop an ice buildup even in the…

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