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How to Avoid Common Summer HVAC System Failures

Problems don’t usually become better because they were ignored and allowed to fester and persist unabated. Your HVAC system is no different. If you suspect your air conditioning is performing poorly, the soon you contact a specialist, the sooner they can diagnose the problem and repair your system. Many air conditioning problems that pop up over the summer are seasonal issues or a lack of maintenance. An unmaintained air conditioner may have low refrigerant, which is an easily solved issue; however, it can lead to serious system failures if your system is left with low coolant levels. The best thing to do is get in the habit of scheduling seasonal tune-ups. Don’t wait for the summer sun to become unbearable before you make the call to protect your HVAC system.

3 Common Summer HVAC Issues 

Certain issues are common HVAC problems that usually attack during the summer months. Opting for seasonal maintenance can catch these issues before the summer heat kicks into gear, and it’s always a good idea to get ahead of maintenance issues that can turn into serious operational problems.

  • Reduced Airflow: Weakened airflow from your air conditioning system can be a sign of any number of problems. The best way to solve the mystery of reduced airflow is to start with your air filter. If your filter is full of dirt and debris, your blower must work overtime to get cold air into your home. When your blower works harder than intended, you end up spending more electricity, which causes inefficiency and higher energy cost. If cleaning or replacing the air filter doesn’t work, you should call your Las Vegas HVAC air conditioning repair specialists.
  • Clogged Drain Line: When an air conditioner is in use, condensate is a byproduct of the air conditioning process. Over time, clogs can form in the drain lines and prevent runoff. Bugs, dirt, and debris form together to create blockages. This is a relatively easy problem to solve as blockages can typically be removed using a shop vac. If you can’t solve the problem with simple DIY troubleshooting, an HVAC specialist should be able to fix it without much trouble.
  • Low Coolant Charge: Your HVAC system uses refrigerant to keep your house cool during the blistering summer months. Depending on the age of your HVAC system, it can begin to leak refrigerant over the years until it’s low on coolant fluid. Once the refrigerant levels become too low in your system, you will see a low refrigerant charge, which will prevent the air conditioning system from cooling your home to the desired temperature. A low coolant charge will not only cause your system to become overworked, but it will also result in higher energy costs due to longer runtimes.

The Team to Call to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running All Summer Long

If you’ve faced any of these common summer cooling issues, then you know how inconvenient it can be to deal with a broken system during the hot summer months. At Premier Indoor Comfort, we value the time and money of our customers, so we will never waste your time with poor service or faulty repairs. When you call us, you can count on the job being done right the first time. Call our HVAC specialists today at (770) 268-2422 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.