As temperatures outside rising, it’s likely you will also crank up the air conditioning this summer. As summer brings hot and humid weather, it also brings a number of problems to your HVAC system. Not that the heat is solely responsible for an air conditioner breakdown, but it will have a huge impact on the performance of your system. Pair the blistering summer heat with maintenance and repairs that have been put off from the past season and you will find yourself in the middle of a really uncomfortable summer.
Common HVAC issues this summer
Reduced airflow – any North Myrtle Beach HVAC system that’s properly maintained will circulate air throughout the house efficiently. When the system is not cared for properly, airflow will be hampered. When this happens, the system is forced into working harder to compensate for the lack of proper airflow. All air conditioning registers, as well as air filters, must be cleaned or swapped out.
Vegetation blocking the outside unit – spring and summer is when vegetation hits full bloom. Grass and other plants may have grown too tall for the outside unit of your HVAC system to handle. Be sure that the outside unit is not surrounded by plants, dirt, and debris. Make sure that the surrounding space is clean to avoid any unnecessary problems.
Dirty HVAC filter – proper airflow is a key element in an efficient HVAC system. During the summer, HVAC systems, particularly the air conditioning unit, will bear the brunt. Checking the air filters and swapping them out for new ones will work wonders for your AC. The good part about it is that you don’t have to hire an HVAC contractor to do it since it’s relatively easy to perform.
Dirty condenser and evaporator coils – for an air conditioner to work, the refrigerant must be turned into gas and then into liquid. The process loops for as long as the system is running. This allows for the cooling to take effect. However, if both the evaporator and condenser coils are chock full of dust and dirt, it will not do much of a good job at cooling. It’s important to have your HVAC cleaned before summer rolls in. This is to ensure that nothing goes wrong in the middle of the sweltering heat.
Low refrigerant levels – if you notice that your air conditioner is no longer cooling, it could be due to a number of causes. One of those causes is low refrigerant levels. More often than not, you can detect if the refrigerant is low on your system if everything is working accordingly yet there is still no cooling. You will need to call your HVAC technician to have this fixed.
Wiring problems – it is unlikely for a new HVAC system to experience issues with wiring. However, if ever you suspect that there is an issue with the electrical wiring of your system, you should call experts like NMB HVAC Pros.
Compressor issues – the compressor is what drives the refrigerant from the evaporator to the condenser coils and vice versa. If this component fails, it must be checked out. It will either need to be repaired or replaced. Most of the time, compressors have a lengthy warranty but you still need to refer to your HVAC technician and unit manufacturer.
Are you having issues with your HVAC system? Don’t let such issues meddle with your comfort. Call NMB HVAC Pros.
NMB HVAC Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582