Hello to all homeowners and property managers out there! As the mercury levels continue to soar, your HVAC system is about to have its busiest season. Summer is a critical time for your HVAC system.
Unfortunately, this heavy workload can lead to a number of issues. Here at A&R Mechanical Services, we aim to keep you informed about these potential problems and how you can prevent them. Let’s dive into the 7 HVAC issues you will likely experience this summer.
1. Inefficient Cooling
Inefficiency is one of the most common HVAC issues during the summer months. This could result from various factors, such as poor insulation, dirty filters, leaks in your ductwork, or an aging system. Your air conditioner may be working harder to cool the home, leading to increased energy consumption and a spike in utility bills.
2. Refrigerant Leaks
Your air conditioning unit uses refrigerant to remove heat from the air inside your home. Over time, the refrigerant lines can develop leaks, reducing the system’s ability to cool your home effectively. You might notice the air from your vents isn’t as cool as it should be or your system is constantly running but not cooling your home sufficiently.
3. Thermostat Malfunctions
A malfunctioning thermostat could cause your HVAC system to cool unevenly, run continuously, or fail to start. This could be due to faulty wiring, incorrect calibration, or the need for new batteries.
4. Clogged or Dirty Filters
Your HVAC system’s filters work hard to remove dust and debris from the air circulating in your home. During summer, when the system is working at its peak, these filters can quickly become clogged. This reduces your system’s efficiency and could result in poor air quality inside your home.
5. Condenser Unit Issues
The condenser unit of your HVAC system, typically located outside your home, is essential for effective cooling. Debris, such as leaves, grass, and dirt, could clog it, or physical damage could impair its functionality. This could lead to your system running constantly but failing to cool your home effectively.
6. Overworked Systems
During the peak of summer, your HVAC system works harder than at any other time of year. This can lead to an overworked system that may fail without warning. Regular maintenance and tuning can help to avoid this problem.
7. Aging HVAC Systems
If your HVAC system is more than 10-15 years old, it may be nearing the end of its lifespan. Aging systems are more likely to break down and may not operate as efficiently as newer models.
Now that you’re aware of these potential issues, you may wonder how to prevent them. Well, regular maintenance is key. Scheduling a professional tune-up at the beginning of the summer can help identify potential problems before they escalate, ensuring that your HVAC system runs efficiently throughout the hottest months.
Find Out How A&R Mechanical Services Can Help
At A&R Mechanical Services, we are committed to providing reliable and efficient HVAC services to keep your home comfortable all year round. Contact us today to schedule your summer HVAC maintenance and ensure a cool, comfortable summer for you and your family.