Now that summer’s upon us and the temperatures are scorching, many families are completely reliant upon their AC units to keep them cool on a daily basis. In fact, two-thirds of all U.S. homes have residential cooling systems for exactly this reason. But unfortunately, as many of us know all too well, HVAC systems and home appliances don’t work perfectly forever. If you fail to keep up with regular AC repair and maintenance, you may find yourself in the middle of a heat wave with no relief. Want to avoid HVAC problems this summer? Keep an eye out for these common occurrences and contact your local heating and cooling repair services to conduct yearly maintenance or repairs as soon as you need them.
A Leaky Situation
Your AC unit needs refrigerant to help you stay cool in summer. Although this refrigerant should last as long as your air conditioner does, a leak in the refrigerant line could cause some issues. Your air conditioner won’t work the way it should, meaning that your home will be much hotter. Because refrigerants can be quite dangerous, it’s important to call for professional AC repairs rather than trying to troubleshoot the issue yourself.
A Clog Gets In the Way
Regular maintenance is essential for avoiding common HVAC problems. But between work and family obligations, it’s easy to forget about these little maintenance jobs. Unfortunately, what started off as a small task can quickly turn into a big issue. Something as simple as a clogged air filter can cause colossal issues within your cooling system. At best, your system won’t work efficiently and will result in higher monthly bills. And at worst, you could exacerbate issues with the motor and other AC components. During the summer, make sure to change your HVAC air filters on a monthly basis; if that doesn’t help or you think there might be other damage to repair, contact your local HVAC company.
A Whole Lot of Hot Air
With some HVAC problems, your AC unit may fail to turn on at all. But in other cases, it turns on and runs… but it doesn’t actually cool anything down. If your thermostat is set correctly but your unit continues to blow hot air throughout your home, there could be a number of reasons why. It could be due to an obstructed condenser or a compressor that needs to be replaced. In order to determine the root cause of the situation, you’ll need to call the professionals and have your unit looked at right away.
No one wants to deal with HVAC problems, especially during the peak of summer. But the sooner you have an inspection and pursue repairs, the cooler and more comfortable your family will be for the remainder of the season. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.