Common HVAC Issues in the Summer & How to Address Them

Jul 2, 2021 | HVAC

Summer is here, which means it’s time to turn on your home’s air conditioner. You want to make sure your equipment is ready for the cooling season so you can stay cool and comfortable indoors. Since HVAC systems work hard during the summer, they’re more susceptible to problems. If your air conditioner malfunctions, make sure to contact your local HVAC company immediately. 

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Discover what issues your HVAC system is more prone to during the summer and ways to handle them in this post. 

Increased energy bills. One of the most common things homeowners struggle with during the summer is increased energy bills. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the energy consumption of your HVAC system. You can turn your temperature up to 78°, get a smart thermostat and use fans. However, if your equipment is more than a decade old, you should consider investing in a more modern, energy-efficient unit. Today’s air conditioning systems are significantly more energy-efficient and offer better performance. At A/C and Refrigeration, we offer superior cooling equipment and HVAC installation services. 

High humidity. Your air conditioner may not be performing well if your home still feels humid even when the equipment is running. An efficient air conditioner should be able to handle humidity issues in your home. If high humidity is an issue in your home, you should consider getting a dehumidifier, especially if you live in an area with high humidity. 

Refrigerant leaks. Leaks in the refrigerant lines will cause your air conditioner to produce warm air. As your equipment ages, the coils and lines may develop pinhole leaks. These leaks can worsen during the summer when you use your AC continuously. Eventually, your equipment will become undercharged with refrigerant, leading to wasted energy and even overheating. You can address this issue by contacting your local HVAC technician to seal the leaks. Never attempt to fix the problem yourself because it may do more damage to the system. 

If you’re experiencing issues with your HVAC system, let A/C and Refrigeration help with your heating and cooling needs. We offer HVAC repairs, installation and more! Call us at (602) 488-7161 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.