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Common Summer Air Conditioning Issues and How to Avoid Them

July 2, 2024 | Blog

As the summer heat intensifies in MeridianCollinsvilleMarion, and the surrounding areas, your air conditioning system becomes essential for maintaining a comfortable home. However, A/C units can face several issues during the hot months. Heblon Heating and Air Conditioning provides tips on common summer air conditioning problems and how to avoid them.

Common Summer Air Conditioning Issues and How to Avoid Them

1. Refrigerant Leaks

Problem: Refrigerant is crucial for cooling your home. Leaks can reduce efficiency, causing your system to work harder and cool less effectively.

Solution: Regularly check for refrigerant leaks and ensure proper levels. Schedule annual maintenance with Heblon Heating and Air Conditioning to catch and fix leaks early.

2. Clogged Filters

Problem: Dirty or clogged filters restrict airflow, reducing efficiency and causing your system to overheat.

Solution: Replace or clean filters every 1-3 months, especially during peak usage in the summer. This simple step can improve efficiency and extend the life of your A/C unit.

3. Frozen Evaporator Coils

Problem: When evaporator coils freeze, they can’t absorb heat, leading to warm air blowing through your vents.

Solution: Ensure proper airflow by keeping filters clean and checking that the blower fan is functioning correctly. If you notice ice on the coils, turn off the system and call a professional for a thorough inspection.

4. Electrical Issues

Problem: Faulty wiring or electrical components can cause your air conditioner to malfunction or fail to start.

Solution: Regularly inspect your system’s electrical connections. If you experience frequent tripping of circuit breakers or the unit not turning on, contact Heblon Heating and Air Conditioning for a professional assessment.

5. Thermostat Problems

Problem: A malfunctioning thermostat can lead to incorrect temperature readings, causing your system to cycle on and off frequently or not turn on at all.

Solution: Calibrate your thermostat regularly and replace the batteries as needed. Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for better control and efficiency.

6. Drainage Issues

Problem: Clogged or malfunctioning condensate drains can cause water damage and increase humidity levels in your home.

Solution: Regularly inspect and clean the condensate drain line. Ensure it is free of obstructions and properly connected to prevent water leaks.

7. Sensor Problems

Problem: Air conditioners have a thermostat sensor that measures the temperature of the air entering the evaporator coil. If the sensor is out of position, it can cause erratic behavior.

Solution: Ensure the sensor is near the coil but not touching it. Adjust it if necessary, and call a professional if the problem persists.

8. Dirty Condenser Coils

Problem: Dirt and debris on the condenser coils reduce the system’s ability to release heat, making it work harder and less efficiently.

Solution: Keep the area around the outdoor unit clean and clear of debris. Schedule regular maintenance to ensure the coils are clean and functioning properly.

9. Fan Problems

Problem: The fans in your air conditioner (blower and condenser fans) are essential for airflow. If they malfunction, your system can overheat or not cool properly.

Solution: Listen for unusual noises that might indicate a fan problem. Regular maintenance can help detect and fix these issues before they cause significant damage.

10. High Energy Bills

Problem: An inefficient air conditioner can lead to skyrocketing energy bills during the summer.

Solution: Regular maintenance, proper insulation, and using energy-efficient settings can help reduce your energy consumption. Upgrading to a high-efficiency unit can also provide long-term savings.

By addressing these common issues and performing regular maintenance, you can ensure your air conditioning system runs efficiently all summer. For professional HVAC services and advice, contact Heblon Heating and Air Conditioning at (601) 207-3123 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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