Common Summer HVAC Problems and How to Avoid Them

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Common Summer HVAC Problems and How to Avoid Them

Summer is here, and with it comes the increased demand on your HVAC system. Unfortunately, this season can also bring common issues that affect your cooling system’s performance. Here are some of the most frequent problems and how you can avoid them.

Refrigerant Leaks

A common issue during the summer is refrigerant leaks. Low refrigerant levels can reduce your system’s efficiency and cooling capacity. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs are essential to prevent and address leaks.

Prevention Tips:

  • Schedule annual HVAC maintenance.

  • Have your technician check refrigerant levels and inspect for leaks.

Dirty or Clogged Filters

Dirty air filters restrict airflow, making your HVAC system work harder and less efficiently. This can lead to higher energy bills and potential system failure.

Prevention Tips:

  • Change your air filters every 1-3 months.

  • Use high-quality filters recommended by your HVAC technician.

Electrical Issues

Worn-out electrical components can cause your HVAC system to malfunction or stop working altogether. Electrical problems can range from faulty wiring to broken capacitors.

Prevention Tips:

  • Have a professional inspect your HVAC system’s electrical components during regular maintenance.

  • Address any unusual sounds or system failures immediately.

Thermostat Problems

A malfunctioning thermostat can lead to incorrect temperature readings and inefficient cooling. This can be due to dead batteries, incorrect settings, or a faulty thermostat.

Prevention Tips:

  • Replace thermostat batteries regularly.

  • Ensure your thermostat is set to the correct mode and temperature.

Drainage Issues

Your HVAC system’s drain line can become clogged with dirt, algae, and debris, causing water to back up and potentially damage your system.

Prevention Tips:

  • Regularly clean the condensate drain line.

  • Ensure proper drainage by checking the line for blockages.

Dyess Air & Plumbing

By staying on top of these common issues and following the prevention tips, you can ensure your HVAC system runs smoothly throughout the summer. For professional maintenance and repair services, contact us at Dyess Air & Plumbing today!

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